This is the final letter in a series of six
‘Letters to Daddy’ dedicated on this
Father’s Day of 2022 to all those who
struggle with an earthly father
Here we are again, I remember all the
goodbyes before, you would hug me so
tight as I left your arms, I really don’t
know why I cried so hard, it was like
I would not see you again.
I’ve heard there is a special bond
between fathers and daughters.
and writing these letters have
really helped, I may not have
used the choicest of words, the
punctuation may not be correct,
but they have been written
from my heart.
And so I bequeath to you all my
wanderings and confusions,
the incorrect father image I
I had to let go of putting you
in God’s place.
Your image has slowly been
replaced, fading in the distance
And when I fear I have been
left alone, I try to remember
it is not true, not believing
these lies, God is always here.
I truly forgive you for all you did
I know you didn’t mean it, you
were just too sick.
This is not the end of this
road we have traveled. I know
one day I will see you again,
for that is the plan. You will
appear in the resurrection.
My last will and testament
to those I love, is that my
children will be spared this
legacy I received in the past,
that they will share it
And so dear Daddy, I am
letting you go and saying
goodbye, but just for a time.
Thank you for listening to your
daughter’s last words, I look
forward to seeing you in the