Do you know where that comes from? ‘Oh daddy, my daddy!’ cries Bobby in the Railway Children, when she finally sees her father getting off the train. I’ve felt like crying that too in the last few months as I try to come to terms with the loss of my father.
At the time, I wrote to friends:
After coming up to be with us for a break, he got very ill and did not really show signs of recovering. It was very sad to see him so restricted – he was very keen just to go home.We have a great assurance that he is now home and released from all the ways his body failed him. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith. For him, in the words of one his favourite writers: “The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.” (C. S. Lewis, The Last Battle)