Miss You Dad in Heaven Quotes and Messages



Grief is a natural and necessary part of the healing process, even though it can feel extremely painful and never-ending. Whether it’s the sound of his laughter, the advice he’d give, or the way he’d look at you with love in his eyes, the memories of your father live on in your heart. But even with those memories, there are times when you can’t help but feel the emptiness of his absence.

Sometimes, connecting with others who have experienced similar loss can provide validation for the emotions that you may be feeling, and act as a reminder that you are not alone in this grief. Perhaps you will find comfort and solace in these quotes, or at least a way of expressing those emotions.

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Here are some beautiful quotes from celebrities and other well known people:

  1. “Let me tell you, he is the hole in my heart. His loss is my scar. But let me tell you something, his memory drives me forward every single day of my life.” – Michelle Obama, attorney, author, former First Lady of the United States
  2. “My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.” Tiger Woods, professional golfer
  3. “This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.” – Harlan Coben, author
  4. “The loss of my father will always sting. But now, everything that I do is in honor of him and celebrates his life. I believe that you have to find the joy in the sorrow because it’s that same sorrow that was once your delight. And my father was my delight.” – Adrienne C. Moore, actress
  5. “Although our lives’ journeys have bid us to be apart, I am with you, you are with me, always in our hearts.” – Carolyn Ferreira, entrepreneur
  6. “For me, losing my dad then, it changed the trajectory of my life (…) I was personally shattered, and then you kind of reform yourself in this quiet, grieving world that was created in the house.” – Stephen Colbert, comedian, T.V. personality
  7. “The sorrow was so large it threatened to tear through my skin. When he died, all things swift and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.” – Madeline Miller, author
  8. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” – Tom Wolfe, journalist, author
  9. “I really believe that dad is with us every single day, and I think that his spirit lives on in all that we do, and that’s something that I hold really close. Dad was extraordinary. He’ll always be my superhero.” – Bindi Irwin, conservationist, activist
  10. “I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” – Alyson Noel, author
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It can be hard for children to express their emotions, so here are some quotes that might help with that:

  1. “I know Daddy is in heaven, but I wish he could come back and tuck me in at night.”
  2. “Sometimes I just look up at the sky and talk to my father. My hope is that he can hear me.”
  3. “Knowing that my dad is watching over me feels comforting, but I just want to hug him one more time.”
  4. “It’s hard to be happy sometimes when all I can think about is how much I miss my dad.”
  5. “I always thought my father would be there for me, but now he’s gone and it makes me feel lost.”
  6. “It’s just too difficult without my daddy here, but I try to be strong. That’s what he would have wanted from me.”
  7. “Even though I have so many memories of my pa, it just makes me sad thinking I can’t make any more with him.”
  8. “It’s hard to talk about my dad without crying, but I don’t want people to forget him.”
  9. “I will miss my dad forever. My only hope is that someday it hurts a little less.”
  10. “There is a picture of him next to my bed, so I can see my dad every night before I go to sleep, but he doesn’t say “Good night” anymore.”
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  1. “Say not in grief: ‘He is no more,’ but live in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb
  2. “The loss of a dad is a wound that never fully heals, but the affection he showed will live on forever.” – Italian proverb
  3. “It’s a journey of acceptance, learn to let go of what was and embrace what is to come.” – Korean proverb
  4. “A father’s love is a legacy that lives on in the hearts of those he cared for and the lives he touched.” – Scottish proverb
  5. “As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.” – Unknown
  6. “The grief of losing a parent is like a storm that rages within, but his memory is the calm after the storm.” – Greek proverb
  7. “Life is a brief intermission between birth and death.” – Unknown
  8. “His memory is a reminder of the bittersweet nature of life, of the joy and love we experience alongside the pain of loss.” – French proverb
  9. “The death of a father leaves a hole in the heart that no one else can fill.” – Korean proverb
  10. “Grief over the loss of a parent is a journey that never truly ends, marked by the ebb and flow of emotions and the search for acceptance.” – Unknown
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Weddings are important moments when dads are sorely missed

  1. “Though my dad may not be here to walk me down the aisle, his love and guidance will be with me every step of the way.”
  2. Today, I am reminded of all the wonderful memories I shared with my dad and I carry his love with me as I embark on this new journey.”
  3. “It hurts not having dad here to see me get married, but I am comforted knowing that he is in a better place, watching over me always.”
  4. “On this special day, I feel the weight of my dad’s absence, but I also feel the warmth of his love, reminding me that he’s always with me in spirit.”
  5. “I always thought you would be here at my wedding, and seeing this empty chair lets me imagine you are.”
  6. “Dear friends and family, I would like to raise a glass to my father, who couldn’t be here with us today. While it’s difficult to celebrate such an important day without him by my side, I know that he is here with us in spirit, cheering us on and wishing us nothing but the best.”
  7. “This was your favourite song dad, I hope you’re dancing with us in Heavens.”
  8. “These lighted candles represent your warmth and are meant to help you see us better from up there in the sky. Thank you for watching over us.”
  9. “I can feel you in my heart, dad, and that makes my wedding day even more special.”
  10. “Though I cannot hold my dad’s hand on this special day, I carry his heart with me and know that he is proud of the person I’ve become.”
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Other important life moments

  1. “Dad, I wish you were here to see me walk across the stage and receive my diploma. Your guidance and support got me here, and I’ll always miss you.”
  2. “As I start this new job, I can’t help but feel your absence, dad. You always pushed me to pursue my dreams and hope to make you proud in heaven.”
  3. “It’s hard to leave the place where we shared so many memories together. As I start this new chapter of my life in a new place, I’ll miss you and the life we had here.”
  4. “Birthdays are not joyful events anymore without you, rather the opposite. The only thing I could ever want is to hear your voice and feel your embrace, and that’s exactly what I can’t have.”
  5. “On this anniversary of your passing, I’m filled with sadness and longing. It’s hard to put into words how terrible I feel without you. I hope you know how much I loved you.”
  6. “As I hold my firstborn in my arms, I can’t help but think of you, Dad, and how much you would have loved to meet your grandchild. He’ll meet you through all the wonderful stories I have of you.”
  7. “This graduation day is bittersweet without you, dad, since you made every sacrifice possible for me to be here.”
  8. “Leaving the home where we made all those great memories is a difficult decision for me. I hope you can understand that, because it’s also the place of my saddest event in my life.”
  9. “Dad, I wish you were here to see your legacy continue with the birth of your first grandchild. He looks just like you, and I’m sorry you will never meet.”
  10. “I wish you were here to see me reach this milestone. I miss your encouragement and your support, and have no idea how to continue without you.”
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Father’s Day can emotional

  1. “Memories of you are with me daily, making each day Father’s Day in my heart.”
  2. “On this Father’s Day, I remember all the happy times we shared together and how much you meant to me. I miss you more than words can express.”
  3. “In my thoughts, in my heart, in every part of my life, you are always with me, Dad, and always will be. Happy Father’s Day!”
  4. “A big piece of my heart lives in heaven and he is my dad. Happy Father’s Day Dad!.”
  5. “This used to be my favorite day, now it’s one of the saddest. Happy Father’s day up there!”
  6. “Heaven gained a wonderful father, but I lost the most important man in my life. I hope you’re blissful on your special day.”
  7. “Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you, Dad. Today, on Father’s Day, I am sending you all my love and gratitude for the wonderful memories we created together.”
  8. “Wish you were here with me, today on Father’s Day. Of all the gifts in life however great or small. To have you as my dad, was the greatest gift of all.”
  9. “Loved, missed, remembered forever…Happy Father’s Day Dad!”
  10. “You left us too soon. You filled our lives with affection, heartwarming experiences and joy. What’s left now is only memories. Father’s day is now for nostalgia.”
  11. “It’s strange to wish you a Happy Father’s Day in heaven. Everyone misses you dearly and me more that anyone.”
  12. “On Father’s Day, rejoice with your family in heaven as your family on earth remembers you.”
  13. “Father’s Day is a time both for mourning and celebration now. You made everyone feel special, yet you’re not here to feel our appreciation.”
  14. “Every Father’s Day I see you in the stars and in my heart, though I can never give you a hug.”
  15. “You were always my guardian angel, now you just watch over me from heaven. I hope you are smiling on this Father’s Day.”
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Religious quotes that might ease the pain

  1. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18
  2. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” – Revelation 21:4
  3. “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.'” – Isaiah 41:13
  4. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” – John 14:1-3
  5. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” – John 14:18
  6. “The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.” – Isaiah 57:1-2
  7. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4
  8. “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” John 16:22
  9. “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” – Psalm 55:22
  10. “For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” – 1 Corinthians 15:21-22
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General quotes and messages

  1. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”
  2. “I miss you. A little too much, a little too often, and a little bit more every day.”
  3. “Gone but never forgotten, your memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew and loved you. I miss you more than words can express, but I find peace in the belief that you are in a better place.”
  4. “Regardless of how long it’s been, there are times when it suddenly becomes harder to breathe, because I’m thinking of you.”
  5. “I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, and I often speak your name. All I have now are memories, and your picture in a frame.”
  6. “My heart still aches with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.”
  7. “I miss you more with each passing day, and the world feels a little darker without your light, but I draw strength from your memory and the love we shared.”
  8. “I feel your presence in the gentle breeze, the sunlight, and the stars above. Although you are no longer with me, your love lives on in my heart forever.”
  9. “Not until you were gone that I realized how much I could miss someone. Dad. I long to hear your voice, to feel your embrace, and to see your smile again.”
  10. “Missing you is a heartache that never goes away. My sorrow is eased by the love and memories you left me.”
  11. “If you asked me how many times you’ve crossed my mind, I would say once because you never really left.”
  12. “Grief is like an endless ocean, and losing my dad has left me stranded in the middle of it, desperately searching for a way to swim back to shore.”
  13. “The world has lost a great man, and I have lost my hero. Every day without my dad is a struggle, but I know that he would want me to keep going and make him proud.”
  14. “I miss my dad more than words can express. The thought of never being able to hug him or hear his laughter again breaks my heart into a million pieces.”
  15. “The pain of losing my dad is indescribable. It’s like a part of me has been ripped away, and I’m left with an emptiness that can never be filled.”
  16. “There are so many moments throughout the day when I think of you, dad, time just flows unnoticed. I start one thing and then forget what I was doing because your guidance is gone.”
  17. “There are some many more things I wanted to say and do, now there’s no more opportunities. Hopefully you listen to my prayers.”
  18. “Sometimes I fear I’ll forget you face, your voice and that scares me a lot. If only you could send a sign.”
  19. “It’s been so long…but not long enough for me to forget that fatherly love and those kind words you always found to make me feel better. There’s no one to fill that role anymore. ”
  20. “Now I’ll never know if I made you proud, but that’s what motivates me push ahead, even in my worst moments.”
  21. “Sometimes it feels like the world has moved on without you, but I know that you are still with me in spirit. Even though it’s getting harder, I carry your memory with me always and cherish the time we had together.”
  22. “Life is not the same without you, Dad. Your presence filled every room you entered, and your absence is felt in every moment.”
  23. “I never knew how strong I could be until I had to face the world without you. It’s another lesson I am thankful for.”
  24. “No matter how much time passes, the pain of missing you never goes away, Dad. If only I could just pick up the phone and hear your voice one more time.”
  25. “It I feels like I’m just going through the motions of life without you, Dad. You were my guiding light and now I feel lost without you.”

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