What’s to say? Nothing replaces a loved one. It’s only memories now. It was and still is devastating that I couldn’t say good bye and I couldn’t be there to say “I love you dad”. Like him, I also moved to a distant land away from family and there is a price you pay for that.
Every father’s day I say a little prayer to you dad. I hope you can hear it, somehow. It’s never without tears. I love you.
* It’s actually 14 father’s days – the Brazilian father’s day is in August and Australia’s in September.