80+ Missing Dad Quotes to Express the Pain of Missing

Are you looking for missing dad quotes? The loss of a father leaves a void that seems impossible to fill.

The memories swirl, bittersweet reminders of his laughter, wisdom, and boundless love.

Missing your dad can feel like a storm cloud constantly raining down, but amid the grey, poignant words can offer comfort and understanding.

Here, we gather quotes that resonate with the ache of missing your dad.

Not a day will go by where I don’t think about you and not a second where I don’t miss you. Goodbye dad

We may have been living miles apart but somehow it always felt that you were always there. Maybe because ever since you held my tiny fingers, you showered me with nothing but love and care. Dad, I miss you.

It’s only when you grow up and step back from him — or leave him for your own home — it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.

Sometimes, I wish you would come back to me, but I don’t want you to suffer again. May your soul rest in peace. Love and miss you always!

Death thinks it has taken you away from me. But it doesn’t mean that it has brought us closer than ever. I may be mournful, but I know you will always be with me. I miss you, dad. —Unknown

Missing Dad Quotes

There is no expiration date on the love between a father and his child. — Jennifer Williamson

My Father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budington Kelland

I feel privileged to have loved someone so much but such sadness as you leaving. I am missing you, your warmth, and the fact you could make everything seem alright

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.

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.

Hey Dad, just wanted to tell you that I miss you. Until we meet again!

How do you expect me to cope with the grief of your death when you were the only person who understood me for what I was and not for what I could be? I miss you, dad. —Unknown

When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back. — Linda Poindexter

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten. – Conrad Hall

Thank you for all you did for us Dad. I feel so lucky to have had a father like you. I miss you

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could ever hand to another person. He believed in me. I will always keep that in my heart.

Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, and how it holds you in place.

I don’t look up to the night sky anymore as destiny has taken away the brightest star of my life. I miss you a lot.

Dad, even a fleeting memory of your loving smile is enough to light up my darkest days. — Unknown

Dad, I won’t immortalize you in the stars because they fade away. I won’t remember you with a poem, for it will be forgotten one day. I will just keep you safe in my heart so that you are with me in every way. I miss you. —Unknown

My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend. – Tiger Woods

You were there when I was young and I fell, you picked me up and made it right. Then as I got older you did the same with any problems I had. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you dad, I just miss you so much

Your death will always remain a blurry memory. But your life will always be a vivid one, the epitome of greatness and sacrifice. I miss you, dad.

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.

I did not just lose a father. I lost my smile, my happiness, and most importantly, I lost that shelter that used to keep me safe no matter what happened out there. I miss you so much!

I think about me and my dad taking a road trip from Phoenix to Nashville when I was 19. He’s no longer here with me, but I still drive that same 1994 Chevy truck. I never have bought a new car. – Dierks Bentley

Knowing every day you aren’t with us anymore is such a struggle. I miss you and wish you were still here Dad

On the day I lost you, I lost a father, a friend, and an idol who I looked up to. I miss you, dad.

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.

Dear Dad, there isn’t a day we don’t miss you. No matter how many days pass, your absence always feels the same.

Whether it is the empty spot in a chair next to Mum’s or the strangely silent garage on a Sunday morning, you are missed in every way, Dad. I love you. —Unknown

The loss of my father was the most traumatic event in my life – I can’t forget the pain. – Frank Lowy

Even though I miss you like I’ve never missed anyone else my only hope and comfort is you are happy wherever you are and smiling down on me

It didn’t matter whether we met often or not, all that matters now is that your advice helped me connect my life’s dots. Even though we didn’t speak every day, what’s important is that you loved me a lot, and I will remember that always. Dad, I miss you.

I 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 close to. Dad was extraordinary. He’ll always be my superhero.

Every day, I am trying to forget the pain of your absence. But I promise I will be strong again and will make you proud. I love you.

When I think of you, tears roll down my cheeks unbidden, just the way it rains in London. It’s painful knowing you won’t be around to wipe my tears anymore. I miss you. —Unknown

My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways. — Sarah Orne Jewett

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

When I lost you it left a hole that could never be filled. I miss you every second of every day and can’t help but cry when I remember all the special moments we had together. Goodbye dad, you will never be forgotten

Death may have taken you away from me, but my life’s hero you’ll forever be. Miss you, dad.

Dad, thanks for all the sweet memories you left for us. Thanks for giving us much love. Those memories make me smile even now. I miss you.

Dear Dad, as a child, I had a million ways to annoy you. As a teenager, I had a million reasons to defy you. As an adult, I had a million opportunities to make you proud. I did all that, but I missed out on the most important – a million chances to say I love you while you were alive. I miss you. —Unknown

With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.— Brad Pitt

Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was. – Hebrew Proverb

I never got the chance to tell you how much you meant to me, Dad. And now you’re gone it’s too late and all do is miss you like crazy

Dad, even though you are not in front of my eyes right now, I can still see your picture. It’s in my heart, where it will remain beautifully pristine forever. I miss you.

He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.

Your guidance was the reason why I am what I am today. You were always right in your decisions all along the way. I miss you so much, dad!

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. — Unknown

No matter where I am, your spirit will be beside me. For I know that no matter what, you will always be with me. – Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach

I couldn’t have loved anyone more than I loved you, Dad. I will miss you forever

Death took away not just my dad, but also someone who was my unsung hero. I miss you.

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heal them.

Even if I grow up, I will always be my daddy’s little princess. I miss you, dad.

Holding my tears has been so difficult for me, especially because I have been thinking about you every second. My life has become colorless, and nothing seems special anymore. I’m longing for your love. I hope to see you someday, Daddy. I love you, dad. —Unknown

They don’t make men like my daddy anymore. — Loretta Lynn

You will always be in my heart, Dad. I miss you every day

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever. – Winnie the Pooh

They say a man is successful if he has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. If he gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children. You have done all of that.

Although our life journeys have bid us to be apart, I am with you, you are with me, always in our hearts.

No matter where I go, you will always be my living superhero. Miss You.

The world has proven to be a harsh place for anyone without a dad. You were my shelter and my biggest supporter. I take comfort because you are in a better place, where there are no sorrows. Always and forever in our hearts. —Unknown

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much. — Hedy Lamarr

May each tear and each fond memory be a note of love rising to meet you. – Jennifer Williamson

It’s because the time I had with you was so great and the love so strong that I miss you as much as I do. I was so blessed but that makes it hurt even more

I wish heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice one last time. Just remember, your daughter is here waiting for you.

The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.

To me, the name of my father is another name for love, strength, and happiness.

You have been there for me, no matter what bad choices I might have made, you lovingly repaired my broken spirit, helped me plot a new course, and set me free to fly on my own once again. There is no greater love than that. You will always be special to me, and no matter where life takes me, I’ll remember you with love. – Marilyn K. Deacon

We became friends, not just father and son. — Richard Bergeron

Deeply, I know, that love triumphs over death. My father continues to be loved, and therefore he remains by my side. – Jennifer Williamson

I am who I am today because of your guidance, your teachings, and your love. I miss you more with each day that passes

The loss of my father will always sting. But now, everything that I do is in honor of him and celebrates his life.

You’re the most perfect dad, my best friend, and my mentor. I miss you all the time.

I wish I had a time machine, as I would go back in time and be more appreciative of your love and efforts. I wish to just be by your side for all eternity one will ever replace your place in my life. Thank you for all you taught us. Love you, daddy. —Unknown

Thanks, Dad, for all those extraordinary lessons you taught me – without even trying. — Unknown

You will always be in my heart… because in there you’re still alive. – Jamie Cirello

Even though you’ve been gone a while and life has moved on it doesn’t mean I don’t think of you and miss you all the time. I won’t ever forget you and how much I miss you won’t ever fade

He was a father. That’s what a father does. He eases the burdens of those he loves. He is a father until the end.

Whenever I miss you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world

I wish I could just turn back time and live out every single day of my childhood. Dad, I miss you.

Even if you are not in this world to protect me, I take heart in the fact that you are my guardian angel up there, watching me every day growing. Dear Father, I can feel your presence in my life every day. Know that you are dearly missed.

When I was little I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to heaven because if he went to hell he would put out all the fires. – Jodi Picoult

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