I Have Lost a Parent

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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, 2015


    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

    It has been 5 months

    now since my Dad died. And this month if he were still alive he would have celebrated his 88th birthday. I hope he has found peace where ever he is now, because there seem to be so much stress in his life when he was alive. I just hope he is in a better place now. And hope he...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 28, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    Today marks ten years.

    Ten years without you. How does a child learn to live with out their father? Its been tough dad. I still can't believe that your gone. It feels just like yesterday that you were here, then we blinked and you were gone. Its not fair, to leave your wife, kids, and family behind. I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    My dad. Maybe I didn't model myself on him

    (although I've morphed a lot of his traits since!). Great man!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    May 18, 2015

    It really sucks losing a parent.

    I know nothing is life is guaranteed. I know people die. I know I will die one day. It just sucks that I'm going to have to spend the rest of my life without a mother.
    batcatgirl batcatgirl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    I was laying in bed, watching television

    and the first father's day. commercial for the year came on, I started bawling my eyes out, how will I ever get through life without you daddy, I don't want to, it's been almost four months now since god took you away from us, but it sadly feels like so much longer, I get so...
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley
    26-30, F
    Jun 1, 2015

    I grew up surrounded by happy endings.

    I used to stay up until 4 AM watching medical procedurals. I had spent so much of my childhood in emergency rooms that I loved the idea that at the end the brilliant doctor rushes in and diagnoses the undiagnosable patient. To me that was my reality. Until it wasn't. Until I...
    jfg14 jfg14
    22-25, F
    Oct 21, 2015

    I lost my mother to cancer 2 years ago tommorow

    having an extremly hard time with it right now I just want to cry so much it has been a hard road!
    Declanx Declanx
    18-21, M
    8 Responses Aug 25, 2015


    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

    Lost my mom 2 years ago.

    Complications from pancreatic cancer. Knew it was coming but didnt expect it all to happen so fast. She was 67. Things have not been the same, my family has fallen apart. I wasnt super close with her but I still love her. Not a day goes by that I dont think of her. Does...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses May 30, 2015

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

    and i can't get over it!! Please help
    NB81 NB81
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 25, 2014

    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
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015

    I'm 20 and I lost my mom in August.

    Facebook just gave me a random nickname that is short for what she used to call me. Yep now I'm crying.
    Countrygirl695 Countrygirl695
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    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
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

    It's been 5 years since I've lost my mom.

    . ( car accident) After 5 years you think that you be better and moved on but its worse now than ever. I didn't know how important she was to me until she was gone.. It's like your whole world is worthless and you can't really function without her.
    merv3b merv3b
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    I am 22 years old and just lost my dad exactly

    a month ago today. I joined this site by searching google for grieving for a lost parent chat(who knew you'd ever have to google that) because I'm having a very hard time dealing with this and thought it might help talking to others who have lost their parent. I need people who...
    SouthernZombie22 SouthernZombie22
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    Aug 6, 2014

    My dad died last week.

    He was 78. He was in the process of beating cancer, but had a complication after the surgery that eventually killed him. I feel so guilty - I am the one person who could have talked him out of the surgery, but didn't. I had an intuition that it would go badly, but I ignored...
    Snowman12345 Snowman12345
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Apr 26, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    I lost my father nov 2013 it's been three years

    it's gone very quick I mean quick I never saw him for 3 years due to a argument with my mother since then I have made up with my mother and we are a lot closer My father was always s larger than life character and the night he passed away there was a organised fireworks...
    ilovebustyfemales ilovebustyfemales
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2015

    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

    My dad died when a week

    after I turned 11
    lilyshells lilyshells
    18-21, F
    Jun 27, 2015

    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...
    Spankmeimnaughtyy Spankmeimnaughtyy
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    When I was 5, my father died from cancer.

    He was young for such a death, only 30. I have a few memories of being with him, when he bought me really cool toys or took me to slide down snowy hills in a tube, and even one in which I was very young, still in the crib but able to stand up with the railings, and he and my mom...
    KingLaserDestroyer KingLaserDestroyer
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 9, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 20, 2014

    I lost my dad a few months ago to a very

    aggressive form of brain cancer. Even though we were never really that close, I miss him every day.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    My Lost Inspiration

    It's only been two weeks that my father has been taken from me. I suppose I should have seen it coming, but no one ever looks at a parent and thinks "Well, it's not looking like he's going to pull through this one." There wasn't a single person in my family that really expected...
    LaurenAlex33 LaurenAlex33
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2013

    Tomorrow it will be ten years.

    Ten years without a hug, a smile, or even a word. It has been the toughest growing up without you, you missed out on everything, graduation, meeting boyfriends, you gonna miss meeting your grandkids. It sucks ya know? We didn't get to have the father daughter relationship that I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    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
    8 Responses May 12, 2010

    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

    I have lost my dad, mum

    and little sister all in a span of less than 3 years. My only remaining remaining blood relative (brother) isn't talking to me anymore. Sometimes i feel so alone that it scares me. I used to be a social person but these days i prefer to keep to myself. It's been quite some time...
    kenyanlady27 kenyanlady27
    26-30, F
    Apr 26, 2015

    My father passed away 9 months ago.

    11 months before that he was diagnosed with advanced stage liver cancer and was given 1-1 1/2 years to live. 9 months ago he was on his way to the hospital to pick my mother up (she had just gotten sick--stomach bug or something of that nature) when he hit a deer and turned the...
    95Amanda 95Amanda
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    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
    Feb 8, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Nov 11, 2014

    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
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    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
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Aug 30, 2009
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