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Father's Day

posted Jun 14, 2011, 6:20 PM by Amanda Walsh   [ updated Jun 14, 2011, 7:23 PM ]
Father's Day is coming up, this is the one holiday that I have mixed emotions about.  Since my dad passed away in 2008, I knew that Father's Day was going to be tough.  It became increasingly difficult after my daughter was born in 2010. You see, my husband and I had tried for 10 years to have kids.  We did some basic fertility treatments that didn't work out, we had 2 failed adoptions within 3 weeks of each other at the beginning of 2008 and had a miscarriage at the end of 2008.  2008 was not a good year for us!  I spent the first father's day after my dad's death with his family, which made it a little bit easier.  Now as I watch my daughter turn into this little person with her own little personality, I think about how much fun my dad would have with her.  I think about all the things that he isn't here for and all the stories and anecdotes that she will miss out on.  My dad was famous for his stories, no matter the situation... he had a story!  Even now, I hear his voice in my head in his cool logic intellect.  He didn't just tell me to do things a certain way or not to do something, but he always told me why and he would put it in such a way that went along with the laws of physics and how the universe worked.  That was my dad.  

While I mourn the death of my father and all the things that both he and my daughter will miss out on, I rejoice with my husband!  After 10 years and many heartaches and heartbreaks, our precious child is here.  She is the apple of his eye!  There is nothing more sweet then sitting back and watching them play together.  He loves making her laugh!  We both still look at her in disbelief that she's here and that she's ours.  I couldn't have asked for a better father to my child!

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