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I Have Lost Both My Parents

For anyone who has lost both parents and is trying to live life remembering them everyday. 646 People

    Most people don't join this "club"

    until well late into life. They have the pleasure of knowing and having their parents around for many years. My father died of Melanoma 6 months after I graduated from high school. It was expected and is death was one of the saddest, beautiful most profound days of my life. I...
    blovedsmle blovedsmle 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    I have lost both of my parents to cancer at a

    young age, I have no family that talks to me since childhood, even with great effort by me. I have a boyfriend who takes well care of me and I hopefully of him. I read so many posts of people, going through the same or very similar situations. I just wanted to let you all know...
    thelightisalwaysthelight thelightisalwaysthelight 31-35, F Nov 10, 2014

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    I've lost both my parents.

    ....... And I'm 14
    PrivatePlayaaa PrivatePlayaaa 16-17, M 2 Responses May 26, 2014

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    I'm only 13. Both my mommy

    and daddy were killed in a car crash 5 months ago. Hit by a drunk driver. I miss both so much. It's sucks. I live with my Aunt and her two kids now and hate every second I'm here without my mommy and daddy.
    KylieetheKatastrophe KylieetheKatastrophe 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    I searched through experiences

    and I think this makes the most sense to me though my parents are alive. My mom and dad did horrific things to me and I can't express the suffering they caused. I consider them monsters recently after many years of letting myself be manipulated by them as an adult I've let go of...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    I lost both my parents the past two years at

    age 14. I'm now 15 and living with my aunt in Chicago, but man does it still suck at times. My family was very close knit and we were all the best friends. I had an older brother, and a mom, and a dad. We were the perfect little family. Then my mom was diagnosed with breast...
    madclair madclair 16-17, F Jan 24

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    both of my parents are still alive,

    but i relate to these better than i could with anything else. i'm 17 years old without any real family. when i was roughly 13, my sister who was 17 at the time started living the lifestyle of a junkie, she did all the drugs, dropped out of post secondary school etc etc. my...
    gold184 gold184 16-17, F Jan 20

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    My father became very ill last April.

    My mother, sister and I signed him into Hospice care. We were told within 5 days he would be gone. The next morning my mother had a heart attack and could not be revived. Less than 20 hours later my father passed away too. Over 6 months later I'm still a train wreck.
    coriander2 coriander2 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2015

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    I Lost Both Parents Within A Year Apart

    My parents reminded me so much of the movie, "Lovestory." No matter what happened in life and even in the time they were divorced, they ended up back together :) Their marriage date is Dec. 5, 1970 :) We could all see the love they had for each other and our big family. They...
    trying2breakfree trying2breakfree 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    I lost both my parents by the age of 4

    (earthquake), and both my step parents by the age of 29 (cancer and stroke) I'm used to deal with death, I see it as the best part of life: if we were all immortal we wouldn't be afraid of anything, we wouldn't have to work and fight for survival, we wouldn't set no goals and...
    TemperedGlass TemperedGlass 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2015

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    One Loss Was Bad, The Second Loss Was Too Much..

    I've met a lot of new people over the last couple years, and it's always strange when the topic of parents comes up. They'll ask where my parents live, what they do for a living, or something along those lines. The expression on my new friends' faces are always so interesting...
    Sleeper72 Sleeper72 26-30, M 11 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    I was orphaned at 13.

    The time you need family most ! I had watched my parents slowly kill themselves through drugs such as heroine ! I didn't really know then, but know it only makes it worse because i feel they couldn't have loved me to do that to their only son.
    mesh98 mesh98 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I lost my mother november 14th 2007 i was

    about one month away from 13, lost my father november 1st 2008 one month away from 14. they both died at 44/45 mother had heart problems/turners syndrome. she first fell on the floor and could not get up. her lips turned blue and she lost her hearing and talking ability in front...
    Violist1000 Violist1000 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    I am a 43 year old orphan.

    I know that people have lost their parents much younger than I have. But I feel lost and alone. I lost the people in my life who knew me best, who loved me unconditionally. I don't have many people in my life who knew me when I was young. I have no siblings, my family is...
    idontgiveafuckasaurus idontgiveafuckasaurus 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    In 1990s I lost my father

    and at start of last month I lost my mum.....so I feel like an adult orphan...... With mum dead if I'm out then there is no need for me to rush home.....no one will worry or care about me.....no one will wonder why I haven't got home by this time.....no one will care...
    writer68 writer68 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    My mother died in a car accident on christmas

    eve 2013 and my father died of a stroke on june 12th of this year... I miss them both very much.. I was close to them both which makes it even harder to accept.. At times i'll get really depressed and lonely because my other family hardly call to say hello or ask how i'm going...
    Anika1396 Anika1396 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2015

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    17 years ago, I was 19 years old,

    a senior in high school. On April 8, 1998 I was so excited because we were taking our cap and gown pictures that day. Wouldn't be long and I would be graduating high school. Life was great!!!! Little did I know, that night my life would change forever. After school I went home...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 1, 2015

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    Two and Half Months On... Being a Grownup

    Not much time to write now, but I thought I should say something. And it's still a very strange and weird condition, to be without a parent at age 52. Having a level of proof that I'm in an older generation is very sobering. My kids come to me, but, aside from God or a...
    50percent 50percent 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 28, 2007

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    hello, i am 23. my mom died

    when i was four, suicide. my dad drank himself into a hoslital bed and passed last year. my aunt, who i always considered to be the closest to a real mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, she fought hard but it finally got her in march...reading all these posts, its...
    pumpkinjade pumpkinjade 22-25, F Jul 16, 2015

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    I'm the type who keeps things bottled up inside

    but anyways I lost my dad at 17 and when I was 20 walked in and found my Mom dead on the floor with a suicide note in her pocket and recently went through a divorce and ex wife vviolated a court order and jetted with my son I'm on my own and have no help to come up with the...
    dustinabshire86 dustinabshire86 26-30, M Oct 6, 2015

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    I LOVE to meet and talk to other "adult orphans.

    " I was lucky enough to have WONDERFUL parents that left me with lots of amazing memories, but I still love and miss them! I constantly tell stories to my daughters because I want them to always remember them and feel like they "know" them.
    SouthernDaisy SouthernDaisy 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    ...23 years ago. I was 28 years old then.

    Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday. I miss them dearly. But one of the most important things I learned from them was to not mope around, to go on with life, and do a good thing. And that's what I do. I also tell my daughter all about her wonderful grandparents.
    Danielle1011 Danielle1011 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2015

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    I'm sixteen, and I have already lost

    both my parents, and my brother. My mom died when I was about 11 years old on Dec. 23rd, 2008. Two years later my brother committed suicide. The official date of death was Dec. 11th, 2010. Then just 3 months ago my dad died. It was very sudden. My brother and I had to make the...
    quietdesperation19 quietdesperation19 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 11, 2014

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    My mother died when I was little.

    Less than a year later, my dad married my evil stepmother, and they were together for eight years before, well, I'm pretty sure she killed him. But honestly, I can't blame her if she did. My dad was an *******, and his abuse only got worse after my mom died. The cold truth is...
    anonyme23 anonyme23 22-25, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I'm 32 years old, and I just lost my last

    parent. I found my father dead on the floor when I was 12, so 20 years ago. He was naked, I thought he was drunk. I remember telling him "dad that's gross get up" and then i went into the bathroom. when I came out ( which was quiet a while later) he was still laying there...
    crfox crfox 31-35, F 1 Response May 15, 2014

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    I was told from a very young age

    that my mother would die young due to her server MS, however it was not MS that took her away, it was cancer. I was 15 when she passed away and I still regret not being in the hospital room with her. She was by best friend. I am 21 now and lost my father a few months ago. I had...
    risaroo22 risaroo22 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    I lost my dad in 2009.

    I was in my early 20s and he was 75. I was his caretaker and was there through the whole process of his death. My mom on the other hand died in 2014 at just 62 years old. She died from lung cancer and I was living out of state so had only visited twice since her diagnosis... The...
    BlissfulBoredom BlissfulBoredom 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My father passed away

    when I was 16 of cancer. 18 months later, my mother committed suicide. She passed four days before my 18th birthday.
    chadwiak01 chadwiak01 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    I lost my mom at age 29,

    on April 23, 2011. I lost my dad six moths ago on April 27, 2015. I'm 33, 34 next month. I have a 5yo son. And I feel like an orphan.
    Madrina81 Madrina81 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    Next Friday coming is the 12 year anniversary

    of my parents passing. For sure I won't be smiling or anything so if you're expecting a smile, don't try. I'll be visiting their grave and putting down a wreath of flowers. Ugh, so not looking forward to it.
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    at 23 I lost my mom to lung cancer.

    at the time it thought that would be the hardest blow to my life. Little did I know that 3 1/2 years later I'd lose my father to brain cancer. When my mom died it was hard, but almost a relief as she suffered for a long time. she was first diagnosed in 04 then went into...
    Onlyuholdthekey Onlyuholdthekey 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    I lost my Dad first to Parkinson's.

    He was the leader of our family and the rock of my Mom''s life. Unfortunately after 46 years she couldn't live without him and 1 year 3 months later she joined him up there! I miss them so much! That was 6 and 7 years ago.
    azsixgun6646 azsixgun6646 46-50, M 4 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    I Was Fortunate, To Have Awesome Parents!!

    I was raised in a very loving Christian home. Sure, my parents punished me but only because I deserved it. I was spanked but never, by their bare hand. They always, explained why before & held me after. They always told me, that I may be spanked with a yardstick (which my back...
    Shybutopen Shybutopen 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    My dad died on July 9,

    2012 - 64yrs old. Now exactly 19 months to the day Feb 9, 2014 @ 64 yrs old my mother has died. I am an only child. I am 36 years old. I am having and have been having chest pains since the night before my mom died.
    LMT77 LMT77 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    I lost them when I was 1 I don't know how they

    died, but after then I was living with my grandparents till I turned 3 and they no longer had the physical ability to take care of me so they put me into an orphanage (I don't hate them for that), they died a few years later each in the same year and after they died I had no...
    Fighter1999 Fighter1999 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Disaster…just before my 19th birthday the

    fucken car crash some drunken idiot ran my Mother and Father off the road they were both DOA. Jumped on the plane back to Wxxxxxxxxx for the funeral….it was ****. My younger Brother was living at home; my older Sister was flatting. Luckily a room came up at her flat and he...
    87Steph 87Steph 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    It's not something I usually like to talk about

    but, I figure that I'm in good company here. I lost my father to COPD when I was 16. He had smoked for 40 years and it just did him in. He was 58. My mom I lost to a fatal crash a year later. She was 57. It's indescribable how it feels to loose anyone you care about but parents...
    thealouwho thealouwho 18-21, F 40 Responses Jan 30

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    My mom died from pneumonia on Dec 3rd,

    2014. Ten days later my dad, brother and I were in an explosion that took my dad's life on Christmas Eve. I take comfort in knowing they're in heaven together. They taught me everything except how to live without them. My heart goes out to all of you.
    Alvll3ER Alvll3ER 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2015

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    It's been a year since my mother died

    and six years since my father died. I feel that 29 is too young to have lost both of my parents. Sometimes I resent thier decisions, being smokers and drinkers... Not taking care of themselves...the decisions that led to cancer and congestive heart failure and the other ailments...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 14, 2015

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    I lost my dad in 2005 to cardiac arrest.

    It was all very sudden, we were watching a movie and having ice cream. Something suddenly happened and next minute my mother and elder sister were in ambulance with my father.. I was at home taking care of younger two siblings... and he died. My mother suffered huge loss...
    VarshaJ VarshaJ 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This hasn't been an easy topic

    for me talk about and I try to hold back tears as I post this but I lost my father to a massive heart attack in February 2013 while I was away at college and then I lost my mother to breast cancer in January of this year. I was not present for either of their deaths... It hurts...
    Aaronisdabest Aaronisdabest 22-25, M Jun 20, 2015

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