Father’s Day Avoidance

I avoided Facebook yesterday. Father’s Day. Naturally, the news feed was filled with Father’s Day posts …

Happy Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day in heaven.

Missing you on Father’s Day, dad.

Of course, I share those sentiments and of course, my dad was heavy on my mind yesterday. I just didn’t feel the need to post the same sentiment but, instead, I chose to keep my thoughts and memories to myself.

My dad was taken from us far too soon. I am now the age he was when I moved out of state. I’ve already had a child move out of state and back again. It’s hard to think that most of my memories of him were before he was in his 50s. There was so much more to ask of him – so much more to learn.

People, listen to me! Do not take for granted that you will have a multitude of years left with your loved ones. No one knows when they will be taken away leaving you with a lot of “if only” thoughts.


Darcy Elliott

I don't believe humans truly have a purpose. Our goal is to survive until we expire. Period. Joy is pleasurable and worrying is not. Balance in life is crucial; but if the scales must tip, may they tip on the side of joy. I’m just another human trying to survive. I blog because I can and because I enjoy it, not because it serves any purpose.

One comment

  • Yesterday was a hard day for me, too, but like you, I also kept it to myself. Everyone copes differently, but I definitely didn’t want to see a barrage of reminders in my feed.

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