The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Oh Dad, I Miss You So Much …
September 15, 2017, 6:15 am
Filed under: Dad, Daddyhood, Death, Family, Fatherhood, Love, Mum & Dad

So on Sunday, it would be my Dad’s 79th birthday.

That means he has been gone 19 years.


That blows my mind because in some ways, it only feels like a couple of years since he died.

Obviously I wish he was still here.



With Mum by his side.

And if he was, I would be sending them tickets to come to America.

To see their only son.

Their daughter in law.

The beloved grandson.

And we would sit in our back-garden in the evening sun and talk while we looked at Otis running around, doing his ‘missions’.

And at some point, I would stop and look at them all interacting … conscious of how special this moment was, trying to take it all in.

Dad’s kind eyes.

Mum’s beautiful face.

My wife’s happy smile.

My son’s infectious joy.

With a backdrop of laughter and love … all mingling together in a way that made it absolutely perfect.

A perfect I’d want to remember forever because in some ways, it would be everything I had ever wished for and wanted.

Happy birthday for Sunday my dear Dad.

Not a day goes by without me thinking of you.


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A touching and personal tribute. Nicely said. 🙂

Comment by Opinionated Man

Happy birthday Mr Campbell.
Your son does you proud.

Comment by Lee Hill

Every now and then you remind me you’re not all bad. Or I should say your parents, wife and son remind me.

Comment by DH

always others.

Comment by andy@cynic

except your old man would take one look at your new tryhard audi mobile and give you a bollocking. happy birthday mr c. dont worry, ill keep your son grounded.

Comment by andy@cynic

fuck youre good campbell, youve manipulated me into thinking i sound a bit of a prick and want to apologise. you cunning bastard. another reason to be proud of your kid mr c.

Comment by andy@cynic

He’s good.

Comment by DH

Another thing for me to thank my Dad for.

Comment by Rob

that must be a fucking long list.

Comment by andy@cynic

This is lovely Rob.

Comment by Pete

Lovely. Happy birthday Mr Campbell.

Comment by George

You do him proud. Lovely post.

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

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