A Whole Lot of Heaviness


Today would have been my dad’s 71st birthday.


That’s really all I can say about that because there just aren’t any words to express the heaviness in my heart today.

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25 thoughts on “A Whole Lot of Heaviness

  1. There’s nothing I can say to ease the heaviness in your heart but please know that I’m thinking of you and your family as well and sending love to all of you. xxxxxxxx

  2. sending warm thoughts and prayers your way today.

  3. Thinking about and praying for you and your family Katie!

  4. Sending lots of hugs and thoughts and prayers your way.

  5. Sending prayers, sweetie.

  6. Sending warm thoughts and internet hugs to you and your family.

  7. beth

    thinking of you! xoxo

  8. Julie

    I can’t imagine the heaviness. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  9. Breathe in. Breath out. Take the day in 30 minute increments and focus on the kids. You can do it. Praying.

  10. kaci

    I am sending big hugs your way!

  11. Sommer

    I’m so sorry, Katie. I pray that you can find comfort in sweet memories.

  12. Christy

    : ( I’m so sorry your heart hurts. Be good to yourself today. A good book in bed sounds nice.

  13. jenn

    Sending prayers and good thoughts your way and to your family today Katie.

  14. As someone who lost her father a few years ago your posts remind me of a lot of what I went through. And I’m not going to say that it gets better, because it doesn’t get better. But it does change and get different. It changes to where your default is to celebrate the time that he had versus to feel the loss for the time that you don’t have. It changes to where you can feel his love and instead of crying because that love is gone, you’ll cry because you can still feel that love inside of you. It changes to where you can start to do things in memory of him not just so you don’t lose your memories of him.

    Will you still cry? YES. Will there still be days that it hurts. ABSOLUTELY. (usually around birthdays and holidays, sorry yours come in a double whammy). But there will also be days that you laugh because you know that he wouldn’t want it any other way.

    Peace to you.

  15. Becky

    I wish prayers for your comfort, hugs for your spirit, and peace for your heart.

  16. Kristin

    Thinking of your family today.

  17. Kristin

    Thinking of your family today.

  18. Oh Katie. I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine the pain you’re feeling. Just know you’re in my thoughts.

  19. Janie

    The “firsts” are so hard when you’ve lost a loved one. I will pray for your comfort today.

  20. Sarah H.

    Aww I’ve been thinking of and praying for you and your family all week. Big hugs Katie!

  21. Alex

    I will say a little prayer today for you and your family.

  22. Angie

    Katie, I’m so sorry that you and your family are going through this right now. I just wanted to share something I saw on reddit that made me think of you…this guy’s sister-in-law had teddy bears made from their late father’s old shirts. I think it’s a lovely idea to have something like that to be able to hold on to and it made me think of your family. http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/15fxyi/sisterinlaw_won_christmas_this_year_she_had/

  23. PK

    I’m so sorry, Katie. Praying for you and your family.

  24. jamie

    I know it’s all so hard…Surrounding you and yours with Light and Love…

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