Leading up to Fathers' Day I've been thinking about how much I miss my Dad and how blessed I am to have him as my Dad. 

Above all, Dad was the epitome of unconditional love and selflessness.

He always made me feel special, he always made me feel like I was enough. He was happy to sit and 'be' with me. 

From him I've learnt that what my children need and want from me is to feel loved. It reminds me to slow down, to stop doing chores and to just be with them. The mess can wait, the email can wait and I don't really need to take every phone call. I think of my Dad and how content he was to just play with us and to enjoy our company.  

As much as we want our kids to have everything and to have loads of cool experiences what means most to them is to be loved. To be loved unconditionally, just like my Dad loved my sister and I.

This is what I wrote as a tribute for him at his funeral:

My dead Dad

Every time I think about my Dad, I'm going to have a smile on my face because that's how he w...

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