from me, as I'm not a "praying person". You are in my thoughts - I lost my dad in August, 2002, and still miss him terribly. I do believe the departed watch over us, and visit us in our dreams, so they're never far away.
The wonderful thing is that you felt so deeply for your dad. He lives on in the happy memories and kind thoughts you have for him. Today of all days, you should feel surrounded by his love - because he clearly had so much of it to give
Susie, your dad sounds like such an amazing person. Your tribute to him had me in tears. I know he's watching over you, proud of the wonderful person you are. Lots of hugs and prayers to you, and headbutts and purrs from my crew.