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Why write this blog?

It can feel difficult to speak to a loved one who is no longer here; that is, here in our waking world. Yet it is easy to forget how comforting communicating with them is.

I never did get the chance to say goodbye to my Dad when he died suddenly, aged 47. So much I wish I could have told him before he left. So much I wish I could share with him now. I was 20 then, now 30. 10 years has been a long, long time without him…without his bear hugs.

So why write this blog?

Maybe my words will resonate with someone who has, or is experiencing the loss of a loved one?

Maybe my future children will read this blog in years to come and come to know what an amazingly selfless, brave and funny Granddad they had… Maybe this way, his memory will forever live on? Even when I, myself, am gone to join him in that heavenly place…

Maybe it is just a place for me to say…

Dear Dad…

29 thoughts on “Why write this blog?

  1. Love your blog. I love your honesty and how you came to live your life in the last ten years, hope to know more about you in your posts… You are every bit inspiring and I am thankful to Mariam that I stumbled upon your blog.

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    • Wow thank you, what beautiful words… and it doesn’t surprise me that this new and beautiful connection came about through Miriam. Beautiful souls connect more beautiful souls together πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’« thank you for stumbling upon my blog, I look forward to visiting yours and connecting with you some more πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’« xx

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  2. Hi Hayley, I’m sorry about the loss of your dad. Your blog sounds like a beautiful way to honor and remember him. I found you through Miriam’s blog. It’s great to connect with you! Take care and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! Jenny

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  3. Hayley, this must be one of the most unusual and touching ‘about’ page I have come across. I feel so sorry for your loss – such a young age. Yesterday on the radio they were discussing grief and how to try and cope with sudden loss. One suggestion was to write a letter – just like you are doing here but on a much bigger scale. Hoping you find healing and strength along the way.❀️ Thank you too for connecting on my blog.

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    • Thank you Anika – I have certainly experienced some great healing since beginning this blog – I have found great comfort and joy along my writing journey which has allowed me to release a lot of the old me along the way…so I can see why letter writing was suggested! Wishing you a beautiful day Annika – and thank you again for your kind sentiments xx

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  4. Hi Hayley, what a beautiful and heartfelt page, I’m sorry you lost your dad and at such a young age. I’ve found you via Deb at Onceuponahotflash, who I connected with instantly and she mentioned you were in Melbourne (which is where I also live). Looking forward to exploring your blog more and getting to know you better through your space here. Warmest wishes.

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    • Hi Miriam – thank you so much for your sentiments. (I have just thanked Deb for connecting us) Deb is simply gorgeous isn’t she? I feel grateful that she thought of us both and introduced us (great friends breed more great friends ) πŸ˜‰ I am fairly new to Melbourne but love it here already! Such a wonderful place to be. I’m looking forward to getting to know you more – thank you again for stopping by! xx

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      • Hi Hayley, yes you’re right, Deb is wonderful and I’m so grateful that I’ve met both her and now you today. And I’m glad you love Melbourne, it’s a great place. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you better through your blog here. Cheers. xo

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      • Thanks Miriam! It’s great to meet new people on the blogosphere and who knows – maybe one day we’ll have the chance to meet here in Melbourne too! We can toast to Deb and her wonderful way of connecting people πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Hi Oneta! Thank you for stopping by – I have just returned from my holiday (three weddings and a trip to Spain!) Think I will blog about it in the next few days πŸ™‚ I’ve missed you and my WordPress family so it’s nice to be back to some normality again xx


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