It's a year today since my dad died. It seems like only yesterday in some ways but then I think of everything that has happened since then and it seems a long time. It's funny how the same amount of time can seem to pass at different speeds.
My dad's death has been a different experience from my mum's, mainly because after my mum died I was still taking care of my dad and so I couldn't slow down, take it easy, or even grieve properly, and I think I've done some of my grieving for my mum as well as my dad in the past year. I miss them both so very much.
We'll visit the memorial garden at the crematorium today and take some flowers to lay at the memorial stone we have for my mum, dad and sister.
I'd like to buy a rose bush in his memory like I did for my mum but I've only just hit on the one I'd like so I shall be ordering it soon, I'll tell you more about it when it arrives.