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I Have Lost a Parent

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    I never knew my parent.

    My whole life I've dealt with grief. I wish I had atleast one memory, but that had never stopped me from smiling.
    st777 st777 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    I lost my dad in 2001.

    He hadn't been sick that long. He was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in December of 2000 & told that he had 6-8 months to live even with chemo. He died on January 3, 2001. So he lived only a few weeks after being diagnosed. It was difficult. I still miss him. He was...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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    My mother died of breast cancer two years ago

    next week. I still think about her a lot, and I hope she'll always be a part of me.
    aaronbernardo aaronbernardo 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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    Not Only A Mother But A Best Friend

    It will be a year on November 5, 2011 that my life was changed forever. A chapter in my life that was written short. I lost my mother at the age of 27. I always knew that one day i would but not this soon and not like this. i thought i would have alot more time, time to say what...
    daughter28 daughter28 26-30 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    I have lost both my mum

    and dad cuz idk know why oh ya the both got really really sick then passed away
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F Aug 26, 2014

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    Five Years...

    Five years...Five years and it still feels hard to breathe when I think about it. I was only nine years old when my Mom was taken from me. I was only in the 4th grade when I witnessed her lying unconscious on the floor. I was only a child when I had to grow up. My mom suffered...
    KatieNerd KatieNerd 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    If you think you've felt pain,

    you hav'nt untill you realize that it wont be your father walking you down the ilse at your wedding :'(
    jujube4545454545 jujube4545454545 13-15, F Aug 6, 2014

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    My father died about half a year ago.

    Car accident. It was his fault. I'm happy about that. I hated him, he hated me. He was just a bastard. Even a worse sociopath than me. That's how he got rich. He set a target, followed it and destroyed everything that was in his way. He ruined the life of many good persons...
    highfunctioningsocio highfunctioningsocio 16-17, M Apr 26, 2014

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    Losing My Mam

    My mam passed away 5 weeks ago on her 53th birthday. she wasnt sick or anything it was so sudden, I text her about 12.30 saying happy birthday mam i love you, an hour later my sister rang me to tell me mam had passed away we still dont no why, and the hardest part is my mam lived...
    gillq gillq 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    My dad passed away suddenly in December 2009,

    I still haven't got over it I'm only 19 now and it's got harder with time because I don't feel like I can talk to anyone about it, not my family, friends or boyfriend, I'm starting to get angry at my boyfriend because I don't feel comfortable talking about my dad to him, I just...
    HannahLS HannahLS 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    when I was 4, my mother went out to the grocery

    store. And simply never came back. and was never heard from since. my big sister remembers it better than I do. she says that the marriage was rocky For years before that. she had left her phone all of her clothes and my father's last name behind. I don't know what her reasoning...
    samthegirl samthegirl 13-15, F Nov 11, 2014

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    I lost my father 7 years ago to the most

    terrible disease, cancer, we just watched him fade away.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M Aug 23, 2014

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    My Dad Was The Most Amazing Person I Have Ever Known.

    When I was little, my dad gave me everything. Some parents give you money, some parents give you shelter, some give you education - my dad gave me all of these. I was qquite a shy child and had difficulty coming out of my shell, but when I was about 7 or 8, my dad started taking...
    adrian2013 adrian2013 41-45, M Apr 11, 2013

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    It will be a year on Monday the 14 th

    that my father went up to heaven. He is at rest with no more pain and suffering. I love and miss him so much.And i will always be daddy's little girl . xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxoxoxoxoo
    hazeleyes71 hazeleyes71 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    I lost my mom on April 28th,

    2014. She was beautiful inside and out. I miss her.
    melsteatime melsteatime 26-30, F Mar 13

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    In a splurge of words I write it down otherwise

    I may scream or be consumed by the things unspoken we left everything unspoken so much time waisted so little of it spent well I was just a kid what did you expect me to do? I am you I cry about it still I know you loved me but not enough Oxy Cotton makes me sick like you But...
    4forglencoco 4forglencoco 18-21, F Apr 26, 2014

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    Daddy

    Three years ago now my dad died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack, it was a few weeks before my 14th birthday. i woke up to the sounds of my mothers screams and saw the worst site someone could ever see, there dad on a stretcher on the floor. to this day i still cant...
    karategrl karategrl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    I lost my mom in 2007 to a heroin addiction.

    She had forgotten who I was a couple of times in the months before her death. I have finally forgiven her.. And myself for everything that happened.
    KayBrooke KayBrooke 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm Sorry.

    My dad just died this past Valentine's Day. It was four days before my 18th birthday as well. He had called me on the 13th, a rare thing for us, because I hate talking on the phone. He asked if I wanted my temps as a birthday gift. At first I said no, because I wanted to...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 22-25, F 9 Responses May 12, 2010

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    I just over a year and a half ago I lost my

    mother to cancer. I don't consider myself a super emotionally sharing person, but there are days that it seems I can't control them. Anxiety, depression, and just plain out sorrow. I don't think this is due to just her death, but rather the way in which she died... For me it...
    Jhinsek Jhinsek 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    Okay so I lost my father in May.

    .. I didn't know him hadn't seen him since I was like 6 I think.. It really hurt though because I wanted to see him at least one more time... I met my siblings at the funeral I had known all of them when I was a toddler but it had been forever my two older siblings remember me...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I have lost a parent (my mom my best friend)

    and i can't get over it!! Please help
    NB81 NB81 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2014

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    I remember as a child,

    my sisters would say who they resembled. I would always ask, "well, do I look like mom or dad," and no one ever answered. My parents were divorced but I got to see them both all the time. My mom would always recieve letters in the mail from some man that was in prison. He would...
    sydneyperez sydneyperez 18-21, F May 5, 2014

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    I lost my beautiful mother Jan b9th 2015

    unexpectedly. she died in her sleep which im gratei ful. But she was only 66. The hurt and ache is not something i can explain. We had her memorial Jan 17 (my birthday) I was pretty strong but now i can't seem to quit crying. it hurts so bad. I thought id have for at least...
    sh2927 sh2927 41-45 Feb 8

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    Yesterday I started my day in Ohio,

    delivered my load in Illinois near Chicago. My dad has been in the hospital for the past 9 days. Last Sunday he had surgery to repair part of his aorta, and since then I would be hoping that he would get better but this time he didn't get better I was there with him when he took...
    Davie50 Davie50 51-55, M Dec 14, 2013

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    My father ended up leaving us

    and wasn't a part of my life, all to drinking alcohol. I used to switch back and forth to his house when I was younger, but then stopped around middle school. As years went by, he ended up contacting me through a letter, and wanted to be in my life. I didn't care much (since I...
    jesusjessicaaa jesusjessicaaa 18-21, F Apr 26, 2014

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    Saddest Day Of My Life

    My dad who has had health issue for some time was finally taken to the hospital July 18. He was having more diffculity breathing and just didn't feel right. We ended up taking him to the area hospital where they noticed that his b/p was very low. He also has CHF, so with the low...
    jdogg3351 jdogg3351 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    My Mom

    Last year was a hard year for me i lost both my parents my Dad in September and my Mom in July i loved my dad alot but it was my moms death that affected me most. She was more than a mom to me she was my best friend. She was the mom everyone would want the most nurturing...
    tshaurette tshaurette 41-45 2 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    My dad died two years ago

    and I miss him very badly. At the time I didn't realize how much I loved him. Everyday I would say I hate you and didn't realize how it probably hurt him. After he died I realized I was really close to him and he was my best friend,To my heart he was the only I that held the key...
    Idiedinside Idiedinside 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    My Dad (1949-2005)

    My father died in a motorcycle accident in 2005.  He had gone to the big motorcylce rally in Sturgis, SD and had only been gone 2 days.  He was on his way to or from Mt Rushmore when the accident happened.  A pick up truck hauling a trailer came around a curve...
    smj775 smj775 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    Never did I imagine that "it" will come.

    November 27, 2013, my most traumatic experience; I saw with my own two eyes the death of my father. Being alone and trying to be strong, even I, don't know how I was able to pass through that. The first day that he was gone, I woke up and thought that it was just a dream. I look...
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    I lost my dad last January due to a heart

    attack. Now I'm struggling because no one else at my school understands the pain of losing a parent, and because no one else will stand by my side like he did. I'm lonely without him...and I miss him so much. My mom just drinks and orders my little sister and I around. My little...
    copperyellowlion copperyellowlion 18-21, F Jan 31, 2014

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    Somedays

    Some mornings I swear it's your fingers combing through my hair that wakes me. But then I hear my iphone blaring. I deactivate the alarm, and note that you haven't texted me "good morning beautiful" for quite sometime. I peel myself out of bed and walk into the bathroom. Looking...
    4forglencoco 4forglencoco 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    Missing You Today

    A year ago today, you left this earth. My pain is still strong, the tears still flow and my heart still aches like it is breaking into. You brought me into this world with my dad, and my sister to greet me and now you are all gone. I know I am not alone in this , I still have two...
    deedee62 deedee62 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    My dad left my mom before I was born

    and then he got sent to jail and met me once after and never again. He may not have died. But he chose to leave me I would rather have had him not have gotten the choice it might hurt less. But my step dad has been really supportive.
    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    my dad just died in December 2013.

    we were really close and I miss him a lot. it was really unexpected and he died 18 days from the time I last saw him which was December 1, he died December 18, a week before Christmas. I miss him and it's Father's Day today. anyone I can talk to?
    becca224 becca224 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    I lost my dad 5 years ago

    and ever since then I've changed. I had to grow up on my own and look after myself because my mam was really depressed and in a state all the time, so she couldn't look after me. I feel like since then I've had a bad outlook on the world and everything around me just seems dark...
    OverThinker123 OverThinker123 18-21, F Mar 20, 2014

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    We'll not lost just he left

    when I was born I am depressed just got everything dumped on me
    battleships10 battleships10 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    I found my father overdosed in his home April 3

    13 and my best friend was really gone
    rowdy0311 rowdy0311 22-25, M Apr 26, 2014

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    RebeccaDaizee RebeccaDaizee 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2014

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    My Mum

    I lost my mum 19 weeks ago from a blood clot at home, it was really unexpected but i got to tell her i love her that day which is a comfort, she was gone really fast and she was with my dad at the time. Im finding it hard to cope at the min, my moods are out of control i fly of...
    snuggi101 snuggi101 22-25 2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    A Free Verse Slam Poem I Wrote For School About

    The Day I Lost My Father: When A Son Becomes a Man ‚ÄčI stand at my closet, skimming over whatever my mom picked out for me to wear on this dreadful day. Two days earlier, my world flipped upside down and took a turn for the worst when my hero lost the war with his main...
    KontGat KontGat 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    I Still Cry Today Sometimes

    I was five. The details for this story are not important. All that needs to be shared is that he went to bed a healthy 30 year old. In shape, ate right, worked out, ran, and was a smart, clean, liberally minded high school english teacher. He never woke up. That cliche, "I...
    1nourmindseye 1nourmindseye 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    My Dad Killed Himself

    It was technically my step-dad, but he was in the process of adopting me when he killed himself. his biological daughter were taken away because the oldest one claimed he touched her inappropriately while the 7 of us were out to dinner in a very public restaurant. i know he...
    lostgirl715 lostgirl715 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    In The Skys With God....

    Well about two years ago God you ,in all your mysterious ways, took my father from this earth.You made me stronger and made me realize how fragile our lives are. I miss my dad. I know everything happens for a reason but that still dosent ease the pain. I miss you dad.I hate skin...
    Ghostclaw Ghostclaw 13-15 2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    My mother struggled with alcoholism

    when I was younger and struggled with pills for the last 13 years. I hadn't talked to her in 2 years but I thought about her often. My brother called me 6 days ago and said she passed away. My greatest regret is losing my mom and her not knowing how much I loved her. I've...
    krittytrina krittytrina 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6

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