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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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    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 2 Responses May 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Jul 12, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 26-30 4 Responses May 30

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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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    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 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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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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 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 Apr 17

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    My dad died when a week

    after I turned 11
    lilyshells lilyshells 16-17, F Jun 27

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

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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'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 18-21, F May 23, 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, 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 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 26-30 1 Response May 17

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

    (although I've morphed a lot of his traits since!). Great man!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 18

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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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    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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    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 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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 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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    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 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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