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Celebrating Father’s Day without a Father

This post was originally published on BlogHer in August 2014 after the loss of Robin Williams. I am posting it here in honor of Father’s Day and the fact that I still miss my dad with each passing year.  The last time I saw my dad was Father’s Day in 1994.  Less than a month later, his battle with depression ended and we lost him to suicide .  “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.” Sitting at my desk at work, I read the words on my computer from Zelda, Robin Williams’ daughter, who tweeted about his death. For some reason I decided to look at the clock, I wanted to know what time it was… 8:38 AM. I lasted a little over 12 hours after hearing the news before it finally hit me. The night before, Trey had given me a hug and asked if I…