Thinking of Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad.

Today my Dad is in heaven. Oh, how I miss him and wish he were here so I could wish him a Happy Father’s Day in person. 

Dad’s been gone for almost five years now (still, so hard to believe.) And I miss him every day. Grief is so unpredictable. Sometimes when I least expect it, something will trigger my grief and I’m hit with a wave of emotions and missing my Dad (and my Mom) so much it hurts. Yesterday was one of those days. Today it feels raw and I’m sad. So very sad my Dad is gone. What I wouldn’t give to throw my arms around his neck and tell him that I love him and say he was a great father to me. I learned so much from this man. 

Wilbur W. Wallace was a godly man with a big heart. He loved his children, grandkids and great-grandkids like there was no tomorrow. He was a big kid and didn’t mind being playful or silly. He was also one of the most well-read individuals I have ever met. He knew so much about history; about US history and world history. He could recite the Gettysburg address in his late 80’s. And he served in the US Navy in WWII. He was on a PT boat in Normandy on D-day.

I miss him. It helps to know I will see him one day again in heaven. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I love you.

  1. Hi, Kimberly,
    Our dads passed the same year and I feel as you do: the grief comes up suddenly and I miss him so much.
    I was the eldest (and only girl) and I have two brothers, but after my parents were divorced when I was in college, he remarried and eventually had three more boys. I had two sons by then, so all together there were five boys under the age of five! We were lucky to have our vacations together every summer (as I live in the North and he lived in South.) I am so grateful for those vacations and his weekly phone calls and family occasions when we all got together. Cherish the memories as I’m sure you do!

  2. Kimberly, I am sorry you are sad… Remember the good times. I miss my parents so very much and it has over 50 years. Please know that your parents love you so much and yes you will see them both again.

    Hugs, Denise

  3. I can certainly see the family resemblance especially in the eyes from your dad’s old Navy photo! Thank you for sharing this. I also miss my dad who has been gone for 18 years. ❤️

  4. Dear Kimberly, such a lovely tribute to your Dad. My Dad’s been gone for 19 years and I miss him sooo much even now. I still “talk” to him and have a lovely photo of him that I look at every day. Our Father’s Day is in Sept, but it doesn’t matter to me as every day is special even though he’s now in my heart.

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