It is Father’s Day this weekend. Our second without my daughter’s daddy who passed away of cancer. This year she is feeling his loss, as everywhere we go, there is some kind of advertisement for Father’s Day – whether it be gift ideas, advertisements in newspapers, magazine and television. It is heartbreaking to watch her go through this sadness as she realises that she can’t see her Daddy on his special day.

However, my girl is a trooper. She is only 6 but handles this all with beauty and grace. She decided at school that she would make a Father’s Day present for her mum (me) and her teacher discussed this with me, telling me how fantastically she is handling things. Last night, though, after a long day at school, it hit her and she burst into tears. Crying and wanting her Daddy, all I could do was hold her tight and rock her and comfort her. My girl is brave, strong and resilient but we all have our moments and she is only 6 and doing the best that she can under circumstances beyond her control.

As her mum, I admire her strength, grace and her beautiful soul and couldn’t be more proud. I know that her Daddy would be ever so proud of her too.

Love you to the moon and back and then to Daddy’s star.

With all my love,

Your mummy xox

Posted by chezj, 30th August 2013

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  • You are down a marvellous job in a hard situation.


  • thank so much for sharing part of your life with us. My heart goes out to you both. This brought tears to my eyes. I wish you a very happy future and may you and your beautiful girl only cme across good fortune


  • This is a beautiful story, you have a beautiful daughter


  • i’m very sorry for your loss,it must be a very hard time of year,do you have your own dad,who she can spoil and spend time with or your husbands dad.Maybe that could be of some help to her?


  • I feel for you and your daughter from first hand experience. 2 of my grandchildren aged 4 and 8 will spend their second Father’s Day without their Dad. Keep reassuring her that he is watching over her from the stars and loves her


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