I Am Still Grieving My Family Losses

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 176 People

    Loss of Parents

    I lost my father in 2005 and lost my mother earlier this year. Now that both are gone I feel the loss of them both soo keenly. I see so many other people who mistreat their parents or take advantage of having them. I want to shake them....scream at them. "Don't you know they...
    FindingMyPath FindingMyPath
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2008

    3 Months

    So I just realized that three months from today will be 1 year since my grandfather past. I feel like its been a lifetime since I've seen him or talked to him. But it still hurts enough that I feel as if I just lost him yesterday. I am hoping to be able to heal my...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2008

    Went to My First Grief Class At Hospice

    I went to my first grief class at Hospice yesterday.  All of the other their had lost their spouses except one who had lost her dad and was there with her mom.  Then there was me who lost my brother.  Everyone there was quite a bit older than me too, but I do well...
    Cheryl2461 Cheryl2461
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2009

    Why So Many Lately?

    I don't know what's going on, usually October is my favorite month, always happy & filled with traditions from my childhood that i now experience with my kids, but this year a dark shadow has been cast. My whole foundation has been shaken and this cloud won't lift. In the past...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 23, 2012

    My stepdad passed away suddenly on the 15th may.

    Everyone is so heartbroken. My mum just looks totally lost. I don't feel this is going to get better and I can't think he is in a better place like people say because the last thing he would have ever wanted was to die. He was the proudest and happiest man being with my mum and...
    clt86 clt86
    26-30, F
    Jun 18, 2014

    The Next Place The next place

    that I go will be as peaceful and familiar as a sleepy summer Sunday and a sweet, untroubled mind. And yet... it won’t be anything like any place I’ve ever been or seen... or even dreamed of in the place I leave behind. I won’t know where I’m going and I won’t know...
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul
    41-45, F
    Feb 2, 2014

    Lost My Brother

    My brother died on November 30, 2008.  He was so sick with cancer and suffered so badly the last 6 months.  The strange thing is that I have not cried a tear since he died.  I was just so relieved because he was in so much pain.  I cried plenty when he was...
    Cheryl2461 Cheryl2461
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2009

    I recently lost my uncle almost 6 months ago

    and he was like a father to me. Growing up, I never had a father, but he was my father figure. He treated me like his own daughter. He passed away from a stroke at the age of 30 (I know, very young) while he was fishing with his friends on his boat. I feel so lost. I miss him so...
    brightsunshine brightsunshine
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    A Loss That Nobody Can Reconcile

    I had a brother who use to take care of me, love me and support me but I was indifferent towards him and so one day we had a fight and we stopped talking to each. Two years passed without we talking to each other. One day he met with an accident that day I realized his importance...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 18, 2012

    Not A Day Goes By That I Don't Miss You....

    Last year, was a particualry trying year, and we're still reeling from everything that happened. It started in November of  2009, we lost my mothers brother Glen, who had won his battle while colon cancer in 2008, but Thanksgiving 2009, he laid down on the couch and had a...
    beautifulsadness2 beautifulsadness2
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2011

    Can'T Do This Anymore!!

    I know it all happened 6 months ago but I'm still finding losing my grandma one of the hardest things I've had to deal with. It's like my whole world has just turned upside down. Everything just doesn't seem to be making sense at the minute. One day I can be fine then the next I...
    deexx deexx
    13-15, F
    Apr 2, 2013

    I miss my mom. Life sucks without your mother.

    No one to nurture you, no one to care for you without wanting anything in return. I had a great mother. She is gone now. I know now why when men die on the battlefield their last words are a cry for their mother!
    KittyMoir KittyMoir
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2014

    My Dad died about 5 years ago.

    It still hurts every time I think about him. He literally saved my life when I was a teenager. Yet, all that I could was hold his hand and watch him take his last breath. I strive to be just like him everyday. I don't think I will ever get used to not having him here. I still...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    36-40, T
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    I might not show it but I am still grieving.

    My mom went a year ago June, my grandmother went this year 8 days before my mother's death day. I haven't even stared crying for my grandmother yet. But the pain dulls down. The only times I truly cry is when I met that special person and about to get married they won't be there...
    airleas airleas
    26-30, F
    Sep 29, 2014

    And Probably Always Will

    I guess I've never really gotton over my fathers illness from childhood.  It destroyed our family and left scars and an upbringing I've never completely healed from.  Some things are unrepareable.  Even though I have done alot of healing I still hurt and probably a...
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2009

    Dealing With the Loss of My Uncle

     My uncle died a week ago. It was very sudden and unexpected, and it has been incredibly hard on me and my family. We still don't know everything about what happened. We hadn't heard from him in a couple days, and he wasn't at events he was supposed to go to. A good friend...
    beautifuldreamer20 beautifuldreamer20
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    Daddy Issues

    My mother was a single mom until I was almost three years old. I met my real dad when I was very little, once when I was eight, and then later when I was a teenager, but that's for later. Anyway, my mom married a man who I loved so much as my father. I had a stepbrother and a...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger
    31-35, F
    Jul 3, 2013

    Moving On

    It has been over six months since I experienced the loss of my uncles. And I have finally completly moved on. I actually left things behind a long time ago. But now I am completly healed. I can speak of them without that ache in my heart. I don't sit around outraged that the...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2008

    Adoptee Living With Loss.

    As an adult adoptee, I thought the theme of my life was that I had angels helping me all along the way. Now, I think the theme of my life is loss. Both my birth mother and birth brother who I was very close to, have passed. My oldest daughter will not talk to the rest of the...
    ellisonae56 ellisonae56
    1 Response Oct 11, 2008

    I think this will always be true

    or everlasting. Everyone in the family is taking this in their own way according to their own situation as it is more difficult than others. It is hard for me in my own way apart from others. My sister committed suicide over a year ago with my older sister feeling more...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    May 20, 2014

    It Doesn't Get Easier...

    "What does it look like in heaven is it peaceful is it free like they say does the sun shining bright forever have your fears and your pain gone away cause Here on earth it feels like everything.. good is missing, since you left and here on earth everything is different...
    misslyn misslyn
    22-25, F
    Sep 14, 2013

    Today is the anniversary of my eldest brothers

    passing and I can honestly say my Heart still aches the same as it had two years ago when I found out. Will it ever get easier?
    KismetWrites KismetWrites
    3 Responses May 12, 2014


    This year has been quite a year of loss for me.  As I had originally come up with this experience to talk about how I may never quite get over it. Things have changed a bit since then. Yes, I am still grieving and yes I believe I will always grieve their loss a bit. I can...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 31, 2008

    My grandmother recently passed away.

    I miss her and cant believe shes gone. She was my hero.
    mysterygirl096 mysterygirl096
    18-21, F
    Sep 28, 2014

    I Lost My Father

    I lost my father three years ago ,but i still cry almost every day i can not deal with his death , i feel so Guilty for not being a good daughter for him sometimes i wish to die just to be with him and to get rid of this pain in my chest , and the Worst part is that everyone...
    sallysamy sallysamy
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Dec 16, 2012

    His My True Love

    Januari 13 2010,  my husband and I  just came home from clinic for my doctor appoiment after noon, around 3 PM, I had an idea to do something  supprise for him, and before I am leave he asked me, where you going, and just smile, and he said have nice...
    juell934 juell934
    Jul 15, 2010

    Not Yet.

    I have managed to move on from the deaths of my unlces and even the death of my grandmother who raised me with my grandfather, but I cannot let his death go. It will be a year January 23rd. Everyone says it will get easier. Time heals all wounds. I feel that this is just...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 30, 2008

    I am still grieving the loss of my Dad.

    It's almost been 3 months now since he passed away. I miss him dearly and sometimes can't believe he is gone. When I first learned of his death I just was in total shock, because I didn't think it would happen so fast. He had been admitted into Hospice where cancer patients go...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    I Miss A Passed Family Member

    Even though my father passed in `84 Istill miss him.One of my favourite,I`m canadian since I know how to spell thi sword,memories is when he used to play the guitar.my father was quite good,not just a son`s view anybody that has herd him play,even if only once,can tell you that...
    puzzleguy puzzleguy
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2009

    Today Was the Day

    I always knew it would happen. I pointed to the picture of my grandfather and asked her who he was. Like I always do when we go through pictures together. She did not know. She is only 3 and had only just turned two when he died. So it was inevitable that she would not...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2009

    Even After So Long, I Still Miss Them So Much, It's So Painful...

    Death has appeared in my life at such a young age. The first time, when I've lost someone, I was 4 years old. No one has ever hidden death from me and I took some time to understand what was going on. But yet, I didn't suffer much, because deep inside I know that this person was...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned
    22-25, F
    Oct 5, 2013
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