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I Have Lost a Parent

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    How Can He Be Gone? - I lost my dad about 10 months ago. The holidays are getting closer, his birthday, my birthday....it all seems so hard. Christmas time was my time to get to...
    estacy26 estacy26 26-30, F Dec 6, 2012

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    My Dad - My dad passed away in 2004. I was closer to him than my mom. Mom was too distant and we fought too much. Dad was the one who was always there for me. He taught me a lot...
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T 2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Still Think - What my life would be like had my father not died when I was ten. Even though my parents divorced when I was a baby, he would sill come and get me every weekend. My...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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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...
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    She was a lovely lady - and like so many other moms a delight to be around. She was supportive in so many ways and taught me so much. Her memory resonates with me. I only wish that...
    jenimichel jenimichel 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    I Lost My Mother - One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was bury my mom. She just passed almost two weeks ago and I feel myself falling apart. She had been sick for the...
    uniquegothgirl077 uniquegothgirl077 22-25, F 7 Responses May 31, 2013

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    Gone - My mother passed away August 1, 2013. I was the only one in the room as she took her last breath and i want to rewind the clock. I am shut down and devastated and soon to...
    phoenix924 phoenix924 36-40 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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    I Lost My Dad - When I was 6 years old (2004) when I lost my dad. I was really young and as if that wasn't already a big factor I was in a bike accident about two years later, so I...
    Akiko97 Akiko97 16-17, F Sep 9, 2013

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    I Still Miss My Dad - My story is a little bit different. My father died of a brain tumor when I was 11. He had been sick for practically my entire life, since I was 2. He...
    aneli aneli 46-50, F Oct 19, 2013

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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...
    lostgirl715 lostgirl715 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    Dad Died Almost 4 Months Ago - I don't know why I'm here telling the world about my Dad's death. Everything has been so damn confusing lately. My emotions have varied from grief...
    Jconrs Jconrs 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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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...
    4forglencoco 4forglencoco 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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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...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 18-21, F 9 Responses May 12, 2010

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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 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I Never Got To Meet Her - My share in this experience comes with a bit of a twist. Both of my parents are still alive. However, it hasn't yet been 2 years since I met my boyfriend...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16, 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...
    copperyellowlion copperyellowlion 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    My Mom Passed On Valtine - I lost my mom on February 14th 2012 a little over a year ago, 4 days away from her birthday I had been planning a huge birthday surprise for her, but...
    cagethebadger cagethebadger 18-21, M Aug 3, 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...
    deedee62 deedee62 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    Miss My Dad - I lost my dad 20 days ago. He had cancer for four years...Those who have been seen cancer not in the movies where people are fine after a couple of therapies know how...
    Scheherazade7 Scheherazade7 26-30 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    9 Years Later - Hi. My name is Jessica and I am 24 years old. 9 years ago my mom passed away from complications due to pneumonia and asthma. it changed my life forever and nothing...
    lttlone885 lttlone885 22-25, F Dec 30, 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...
    Ghostclaw Ghostclaw 13-15 2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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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...
    karategrl karategrl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    3/25/2014 - The 10 year anniversary of losing my mom will be surreal to say the least. Some nights in my dreams shes so close, inspiring, reliving, and healing old wounds. I know...
    jess0815 jess0815 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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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...
    gillq gillq 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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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...
    tshaurette tshaurette 41-45 2 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Birthday - Mom, today you would have been 53 years old. Although I can't give you a hug, a gift, or a cake, I am leaving it in God's hands to throw you an extra special birthday...
    tmelville217 tmelville217 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    Author’s note: Although this piece is autobiographical, it is written in the third-person. Writing this in the first-person would have been impossible for me, because of how...
    kcgringa kcgringa 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    My mother Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and got one breast removed. In 2012 she was diagnosed with lung cancer and spine cancer, she passed away on the 15th of...
    tayovens123 tayovens123 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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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...
    Davie50 Davie50 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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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...
    OverThinker123 OverThinker123 18-21, F Mar 20

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    My Mom - Today (10/26/2012) has been filled with mixed emotions, the phone call that I have been expecting came, my mom passed away at 12:15 eastern time Update (10/28/12) _ I want...
    Manwithabigsmile Manwithabigsmile 56-60, M 10 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    My loving mother... When I was 12 years old, my mom passed away unexpectedly. No one really knew why, but from how they found her, they thought it was a heart attack. I lost my...
    divaMary3 divaMary3 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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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...
    adrian2013 adrian2013 36-40, M Apr 11, 2013

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    It's Been 2 Days. - My dad abandoned my mom when she was ill. Who stood up to the plate? My great grandparents. And they were parents to me. I was about 5 minutes too late. Her...
    OfFansAndFlames OfFansAndFlames 22-25 Sep 10, 2013

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    Its Been Almost A Week. - He was my number, my world. He was my father. He was suffering for about 10 years with one of the worst illnesses you could possible have and its rare...
    GuiltyThorn GuiltyThorn 18-21, F Oct 19, 2013

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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...
    1nourmindseye 1nourmindseye 31-35, M 7 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    I didnt understand how talking about it is going to help but since nothing else does... I lost my father a year+ ago and still cant return to normal life. I feel bad talking to my...
    anna0876 anna0876 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I lost my step dad about 4 and a half years ago. He raised me he's my dad and best friend. These past few months I've been grieving and struggling more than ever. I need help.
    Blueskydreams Blueskydreams 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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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...
    smj775 smj775 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    My Hero - My Dad passed away a month ago at age 55. He had Leukemia and seven years ago he received a Stem Cell Transplant. All was great the past seven years and it seemed like...
    nicci23 nicci23 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2013

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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...
    daughter28 daughter28 26-30 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    Losing My Mom - My Mom passed away it will be 2 years on 9/24/2013. She wasn't sick but went in for a simple operation but after one mistake after other for the medical staff and 3...
    smilesomeonelovesya smilesomeonelovesya 36-40, F Sep 17, 2013

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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...
    snuggi101 snuggi101 22-25 2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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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...
    jdogg3351 jdogg3351 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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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...
    katiedru98 katiedru98 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    My Daddy. - 2years ago i lost the greatest guy ever my father. He died of lung cancer. He never smoked a day in his life. He was always joyful and very giving. He was a hard worker...
    courtneybabeh courtneybabeh 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Mom, it feels like no one understands what I'm going through. Why can't you be here with me?:'(
    divaMary3 divaMary3 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    September of this year it will be 2 years since my dad passed away from cancer. He was my best friend. I miss him like crazy every single day. A lot of people in my life either...
    Nats08 Nats08 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I Lost My Mum - i recently lost my mum and it has been the most devestating experience ever, i cant imagine my life without her, the void seems to grow instead of diminishing, she...
    verosham verosham 31-35 2 Responses May 29, 2012

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    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...
    LaurenAlex33 LaurenAlex33 18-21, F May 23, 2013

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    My Father, the Missing Puzzle Piece - Im 29 now, but i lost my father when i was 6 yrs old. he was shot in the heart by my grandfather on Valentines day. 1987.   Even...
    redflame redflame 31-35, F 16 Responses Jul 28, 2009