Father’s Day 2018

Happy Father’s Day.


Here I am on my first Father’s Day without my dad feeling sad, but also feeling so grateful. I was blessed for 53 years with a dad who loved my mom, my brother, my children, and me unconditionally and limitlessly. I realize that many people never have that. My dad was good man with integrity, loyalty, and humor. He was also brilliant. I always believed that my dad knew the answer to everything! I miss his insightfulness and wisdom. I miss his thoughtful sage advice.

This has been a day of reflection for me. I know that there are so many people out there whose fathers are uninvolved, uncaring, unkind, or even abusive. My dad was not perfect, but he was always there when I needed him and I learned to be accepting and open-minded from him.


I miss you, dad. I think about you every day and still cry every time a Beatles song comes on the radio. Rest in Peace.


This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Lcie

    Amy, I love this post about your father. The pictures are amazing and bring back so many memories of my father! We were blessed to have had wonderful Dads in our lives! Thank you!

    1. amazingmaterials4you

      Thank you so much! I totally agree. It breaks my heart when I hear sad stories about dads.

  2. Tracy

    I so empathize with you… I lost my mom in 2016. Hugs to you. I know it isn’t easy. ??

    1. amazingmaterials4you

      Oh, I’m so sorry. That is so hard.

  3. Brooklyn

    Great tribute to your dad! The Beatles songs are his way of letting you know he’s still with you :)

    1. amazingmaterials4you

      What a lovely thought! I just watched Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney and cried like a baby!

  4. thewordyowl

    This is such a great post and reminds me of the many wonderful childhood things I did with my dad. What a nice way to honor him.

    1. amazingmaterials4you

      Thank you. He was one of the good ones, for sure.

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