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A Country Song about Missing Dad or Anyone Who is No Longer By Your Side

Moving Country Song about Missing Someone Who Has Passed OnI Still Miss You, by Keith Anderson – A Country Song About Missing Dad

Dad’s been gone since 2013, and with Father’s Day this month, I wanted to dedicate another powerful song that expresses my feelings.

I Don’t Know How to Let You Go; You Are So Deep Down in My Soul (Lyrics)

Over the years, I’ve unfortunately lost people in my life. However, this kind of pain, the loss of my dad, has required me to call upon myself in ways I can’t describe. It sounds odd to hear words like ‘call upon myself’ concerning a parent’s passing, but that’s how I feel.

I Still Miss You

By Keith Anderson

There isn’t another person on the planet, not my loving mother, brothers, husband, kids, or friends, who can know my daily internal pain the way I feel it. Of course, other people who have experienced this loss understand what I’m saying. I’m not trying to diminish the deep pain other members of my family are feeling; I’m just saying that it’s unique to each of us. It’s a rather lonely experience.

I Never Knew Till You Were Gone How Many Pages You Were On (Lyrics)

As dad’s only daughter, he was always there for me despite his struggles. Suddenly I’m without that rock, and everything looks different. Lately, I’ve been feeling more independent than ever before. I think it’s because this is the first time in my life I feel a pain inside that is entirely and uniquely mine; I treasure it and hate it all simultaneously.

I’ve Done Everything to Move On Like I’m Suppose to, I’d Give Anything for One More Minute With You (Lyrics)

I’ve written quite a bit about dad over the past year, and I sense that people may think I should be moving on by now. But the truth is, I’ll never get over this, and I don’t want to get over this. Instead, I’m just learning to live with it. I find myself looking for spiritual signs of dad, and I’ve had many, and although that’s not enough, I guess those small signs will have to do ’til we meet again.

Changing Seasons Are the Hardest Right Now

As we begin the exit of spring and the entry to summer, again, I find myself looking for Dad. My trips home, on the highway of my life, are more frequent this time of year, and arriving at our family home without dad sitting in his chair is still brutal. I get through it by trying to be grateful for what I do have in this life; my mom, my brothers, my husband, my kids, and my friends. Update: My mom passed in 2021—more heartache.

Happy Father’s Day, dad: I’ll love you till the end of time, and time never ends – I’ll look for you in the rising and setting sun, every hug and laugh I still get to share with mom, Johnny, and Larry, and most of all, in myself, since I’m a part of you and damn proud of it.

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  1. Cynthia says:

    Death is so very hard and it is really, really hard to move on, and I agree, we never “get over” it when someone we cherish and love so deeply dies. There are always so many platitudes offered by well meaning friends, but the reality is that there is truly nothing anyone can say to make us feel anything other than extreme pain.

  2. Cynthia, very true – it’s a difficult and sometimes lonely process that we each have to go through in our own way

  3. I still miss my dad, and he’s been gone now 13 years. This is a special tribute from you to your dad. Keep your memories of him close in your heart. Your favorite times together will remain very special.

  4. Again, thanks so much for that kind comment Pat, much appreciated

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