The A to Z Challenge Starts Tomorrow… #AprilA2Z #AtoZChallenge

On January 22, 2022, my Dad died.

The night before he was cremated, I wrote him a letter.

A very long letter full of love, truths and gratitude that I had already said to him during his illness.

I wrote, wrote and wrote until the early morning hours until my hand was sore. I wanted to place that letter in his hands when I saw him for the very last time.

I needed for my words to forever become one with him and the other favorite items we planned on placing in his cremation container.

I was surprised at how the act of handwriting that letter to my Dad soothed my soul a little bit.

Since that day, I have been writing little handwritten notes to my Dad, here and there, whenever the mood strikes.

Sometimes I smile as I write to him with his smiling face is on my screensaver but most times, I just simply cry.

Like I said for the A to Z Challenge Reveal a few weeks back, I’m stepping out of my hiatus to participate in this year’s A to Z Challenge.

My theme, “Letters to my Dad” will be based on random thoughts about him and the aftermath of not having him around anymore.

But be forewarned…

I am not pre-writing posts.

I doubt that I will have the wherewithall to visit many other blogs so you will need to forgive me in advance.

And don’t be too surprised if I don’t make it through to the letter Z…but then again, who knows?

All I know is that my plan is to pick a word the night before the alphabet letter is due and post whatever flows out of my head.

To all those participating in the A to Z Challenge, happy writing and have fun making new blogging friends.


M xoxo

14 thoughts on “The A to Z Challenge Starts Tomorrow… #AprilA2Z #AtoZChallenge

  1. Arlee Bird

    My condolences on the passing of your father. The concept of writing the letter sounds cathartic and soul satisfying.

    Best of luck with your A to Z. I’ve done all of my posts ahead of time this year, but in the past I’ve either done many of them during April or just winged it the entire month. Any way you do it can be a challenge. Keep in mind that if you don’t visit and comment on other blogs there is less likelihood that you will receive many reciprocal visits to your own.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks Arlee. This is really for me so less visits to my blog will be ok. I will be changing direction in the short term to a more niche type of blog so those who may drop in from the A to Z Challenge may not be interested in returning when I change direction. Good luck!


      1. Yes, definitely. Ten years ago, Ii lost both my parents, he in May, she in June. Then I lost my only sibling in 2020. It’s not easy trying to stay strong all the time. So allow the process of grief….Prayers for you.

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