I can’t just call or visit my dad to wish him a happy Father’s Day.
My dad is in heaven.
But I am thinking about him, missing him, and wishing all the things I want to tell him but no longer can.
I’m sorry dad for not listening better and arguing so much.
Your lessons were not wasted on me, I remember them all!
The most important you taught me to serve G-d and do good no matter what the situation–that is with me every day.
And I know with your grandchildren too.
You are my hero–I believe that G-d watched over you your whole life because of what a good decent human being and servant to him you always were.
Dad, if you can hear me in Heaven, I love you and miss you and Mom dearly.
I hope if you can see me and the family, you are proud.
That is what I always wanted.
When you said it later in life, I almost couldn’t believe it.
But I know in my heart, you are and and have been my biggest advocate.
Thank you for everything–everyday–you never flinched no matter how much or inconvenient it was.
May G-d reward you and Mom in heaven and shower you in his eternal light, love, and goodness.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)