phil spade

@Phil·6mo ago·4:30

First Holiday Without My Dad

FamilyGratitudeMatters of the Heart

"…I probably need to do that because since he passed away about a month and a half ago, there hasn't been a day that's gone by that I haven't thought about him, that I haven't gotten sad, that I haven't struggled with his passing. And I've had experience with death and friends and family before, but never a parent. And it's way different than anything I could have ever imagined.…"

Losing a parent is so tough.


Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 6mo ago · 3:09

"…And I just want to upfront express my gratitude for you to kind of find your rhythm here and know that coming to this community with your pain is not always a flow, and it's hard, and it's just a real honor to be able to be with you in this moment. One of the visuals that has always helped me with respect to my dad's passing was the concept of having a room in my heart for him.…"

A new room in your house


Sontaia Briggs

@PKBriggs · 6mo ago · 3:37

"…Good evening, Phil. Hey, first of all, I wanted to say that my deep, deep condolences, and I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your dad particularly suddenly and, you know, holidays, which this one and the many more that are coming after that. And like you said, I think that is completely appropriate to know and say there is never any amount of preparation that could prepare you.…"

@Phil 🙏🏾♥️


Barbara KB

@barbarakb · 6mo ago · 3:00

"…Oh, Phil. Wow. Well, first of all, thank you for being so open and sharing. I lost my mother when I was in my early twentys. I never really had an adult relationship with my mom. And then I lost my my father 30 years later. So I really miss him all the time. I miss both of them all the time. They were quite a force in my life. So on some levels, it never really goes away.…"

Sudha Varadarajan

@sudha · 6mo ago · 1:43

"…And I hope that I am able to make such an impact with my children and grandchildren as well. I think the pain morphs into fond memories, and that's what I have even today. I carry with me a lot of fond memories, and I keep remembering them ever so often through the course of my day. So big, hugs filled. And I hope that you get through this. And it slowly changes from pain to fond memories.…"

First Holiday Without My Dad

@Phil · 6mo ago · 4:30


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