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Father’s Day Without Dad

Yesterday was Father’s Day and it was the first time we celebrated it without my Dad. We tried to have a meal that he would have liked and actually he probably would have done the cooking.  We bought a cake that was decorated in John Deere colors and a John Deere hat.  We gathered at the farm that he loved and which he tirelessly kept looking pristine.  Somehow this didn’t fill the void of him not being there with us.

Unfortunately two other employees of the bank lost their father’s this year, so I wanted to share this poem as my blog.
A death has occurred and everything is changed by this event.
We are painfully aware that life can never be the same again
That yesterday is over, that relationships, once rich, have ended
But there is another way to look upon this truth.
If life went on the same without the presence of the one who has died,
We could only conclude that the life we here remember made no contribution,
Filled no space, meant nothing.
The fact that this individual left behin…