Today 18th August marks the 5th anniversary of my Dad’s passing. He was 79 and became progressively ill due to complications with Parkinson’s Disease. I started stitching Twisted Thread’s Irish Blessing 2yrs or so after he died and all but finished it, but couldn’t bring myself to stitch his name in – the emotions were still too raw. Time heals, they say and today I present my tribute to him.
Dad may be gone, but he’s still very present in my life and I was very close to him. I’ll tell you a short story to show you how near he still is to me…Earlier this year I bought a new car, a Holden (Opel) Astra hatchback. I had to get it registered so I could drive it out of the sales yard. A few days later, I went to pick it up. It was Friday 30 January, my Dad’s birthday. I waited for the number plates to be fitted on the car and what a surprise had when I saw them…
Dad, you may be gone but you’re definitely not forgotten 😉 Needless to say, I love that car!