On fathers day, We ended up in the car park of a cemetery. This was totally unplanned. The 18-month-old decided she,d forgotten how to walk, and started to do the floppy leg thing, while we were out for a sunday stroll You know the move, I call it the toddler jelly legs, she makes her body so limp Conor Mc Gregor couldn’t lift her. So we both ended up waiting until the car until daddy finished walking the dog.
The park is attached to a cemetery which was really busy, being fathers day. There was loads of comings and goings. Family members wishing they’re dads that had passed on a “happy father day”. Some had flowers, some had fathers day mugs. Just anything really to put at the graveside to show their love. I was in a daydream when the toddler spotted a white balloon on a piece of string. (she loves balloons and was shouting ballooooooon!)
I followed the balloon with my eyes and watched it joined a group of balloons each of them on strings, at the end of each string was family members of all ages. Each Balloon had messages attached, There was also a huge one with”worlds greatest dad” on it!!!
I took a deep breath and watched the family walk together to their father’s graveside. They stood , let the balloons go and clapped…. as their messages floated off to heaven.
At that stage, I was in floods of tears in the car. But my heart was just swelling with pride, For a man, I never met.
What a legacy leave his family and what a special way to bring them together. Sure true love never dies.