But for me Father's Day is tough. Since losing my Dad in 2011 Father's Day is a giant reminder that I have to celebrate in a different way. In fact my sister and I nicknamed Father's Day "Sister's Day". Luckily I am usually so busy on Father's Day weekend that I don't have much time to be sad. This year I have my dance studio's year end shows that weekend. But that raises a lot of other emotions. My Dad was my Stage Dad. I miss that he's not physically there in the audience, watching my dances, cheering for my students, congratulating me on my good numbers. I mean I know he's cheering for me, just not in the same way.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Father's Day is a great day. I think dads are WAY TOO OFTEN overlooked in favour of mum. Don't get it twisted, mums are great, but I think Dad's don't get enough credit. There are some amazing Dads out there.
This year I created a lyrical number to Passenger's "Let Her Go" with my Dad in mind. For me, the song is about loss. I don't really believe that you should have to/want to give something up that you love. But there's a moment in the grief process where you have to let go, and for me that's what the song is for me. I know Dad will be watching my dances this weekend. And I really hope he likes his dance. I love you Dad; Happy Father's Day.