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I Held Someone As They Died

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    It Was An Accident

    i was 16 years old and it was friday the 13th 2005. i was never supersticious before this tragic day. i had just got off from my waitressing job, and so did my 15 year old friend. this friend was the jerk friend that would do things just because he knew you didn't want him to...
    nikki6788 nikki6788 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    I Held My Dad's Hand And Gave Him The Permission To Pass

    I held my dad's hand as he died from cancer and gave him the permission to pass to a world of no pain. My sister and I were laying on the bed with him. He was in so much pain from the cancer. I never did stop talking with him. As he got close to the end, my sister and I both...
    marthajc marthajc 56-60, F Apr 18, 2011

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    When I was really young (I believe it was the

    second grade), I was forcibly introduced by seating arrangement to a pretty (but bratty and snobbish) little brunette girl named Sheri who used to tease me to the brink of insanity. We were from completely different worlds in almost every aspect (socio-economic backgrounds...
    Unreasonable1 Unreasonable1 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I Was 18 And Just Came Home From School

    I can remember the day as if it was right now. My grandfather was dying and I can remember my mom calling me to let me know that he was gonna go soon, I remember speeding home and listening to this weird song by the killers with the lyrics "everything will be all right" and I...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    Final Goodbye

    My dad was always my biggest cheerleader. I could always count on him to cheer me up when I needed it and calm my fears when I woke from a bad dream. So when after 2 yrs of chronic emphysema and countless weeks confined to hospital bed on a ventilator, I was were he needed me to...
    Losingmymind Losingmymind 51-55, T 4 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    I Did

    Its not something I will ever forget, for all the wrong resons. I wouldn't wish it apon ANYONE.........
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2010

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    My Brother And His Cancer

    My brother was only 40 years old when he passed away a year and a half ago. None of our family members have had cancer, so to us, it was "way out there"..., something that happens to other people. He used to work for a major TV network, always surrounded by people and...
    sunnysungirl sunnysungirl 31-35, F 1 Response May 20, 2011

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    Death Is Part Of Life!

    I've held hands and prayed for numerous family members as they passed. 3 uncles-dad-a brother to suicide- 4 aunts and then the hard one---MOM. THIS IS A CALLING ALL MUST EVENTUALLY HEAR. it is as certain as anything in this world. just like facing a fear of height by looking down...
    existenceisfutile existenceisfutile 51-55, M Apr 15, 2012

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    I Was Honored!

      I HELD SOMEONE AS THEY DIED. It happened in the early 90’s.  I had befriended an elderly lady and became close to her.     Though her children lived there in the city, I was the one who did much of what she needed.  I was the one who would...
    SHAWNTWAIN SHAWNTWAIN 51-55, M 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    My Grandma Mumsie. May She R. I. P.

    When i was drinking back in my late 20's and early 30's, i moved in with my grandmother so my mom could keep working fulltime.  i had nothing else going on, so i would spend half of my time with her and then the other half drinking at the bar.But i was there.Through the broken...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Apr 15, 2011

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    It Happened To Me Twice

    I work in a field where this sort of thing sometimes happens. The first time was a man with emphysema, who had compensated as far as he could and then just suddenly went downhill in the space of a few hours. I was in his room, and I saw him turn the corner from being able to...
    joesdog joesdog 41-45, M Jan 25, 2011

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    Dad

    I held my dad when he passed away, the hospital rang me at about 2am I rang my brother and just ran to the hospital, it was all locked up, but I found a security guard, he let me in, I ran upto the ward, and sat by my dads bed, he was struggling breathing, shotly after that he...
    creativegoth creativegoth 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    You Never Know What You Would Be Called To Do Out Of Love

    At 25 years old learned my dad had cancer. Went through all of the stuff that comes with cancer. With test, surgeries, chemo, and test holding your breath. Some good times in between because surgery bought that. Then down 7 tumors in the brain and radiation treatments, which...
    Kountrymist Kountrymist 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    Remebering Isabel

    My family and I were out for a drive. We were at a stop sign ready to pull out on a six lane road. Traffic was heavy. There was a car across the street waiting to turn in where we were. Some men in a truck waved the car to pass and cross even though the car driver couldnt see...
    Shellykins Shellykins 36-40, F 3 Responses May 15, 2009

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    I Held Daddy's Hand Until the End

    May 19, 2006, my daddy went home to be with the Lord.  He had just had a birthday on May 8.  He suffered from C.O.P.D. (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.)  This disease is harsh and has mercy on nobody.  Daddy was a good man in every way that he could...
    mycatgus mycatgus 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    JesssicaSandra JesssicaSandra 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    My father died when I was 9. I feel like I missed out on getting to know him as an adult. I'm not close with his side of the family, by my own choice. I feel like I am who I am...
    RestlessDreamer22 RestlessDreamer22 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love And like flowers very much.and for me its a nice feeling looking on them.its such a lovely feeling having those pretty flowers on my hands..and smelling its fragrance.. I...
    Missingyoulove Missingyoulove 26-30, F Nov 6

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    I find it's hard for me to forget my ex. It's been a week. No just 5 days and Im dying. I cant forget him. Im really really dying right now. It kills me inside. Anyone can forget...
    TheLonelyDude TheLonelyDude 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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    I am amazed with the amount of people who give false impressions. You meet someone, read their profiles, get to know them and think wow this guy seems to be great. Only to discover...
    Sensuouslady Sensuouslady 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    I'm here for u...idc who u are how old,gender, race or whatever...no one deserves to be alone in this world everyone deserves to have someone they no will be there..i could be that...
    istrying istrying 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I have only been in love once so far. I would have taken a bullet for this guy. I have put myself in extremely dangerous situations for him before and I'd do it again. When I care...
    Brody1530 Brody1530 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    If I dedicate a song to someone They wouldn't care So it's pointless
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 1

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    I'm a Christian and I'm supposed to be thankful in all circumstances. It's kind of hard for me to find joy or be thankful in my circumstance though. I fell in love with a woman...
    AlexCorvace AlexCorvace 26-30, M 6 mins ago

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    I've got friends, but sometimes I feel like they don't really get me, so I'm not telling them everything. They talk about how they have a crush on whoever, and I keep things like...
    rarurora rarurora 18-21, F 5 Responses 56 mins ago

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    I have an emotionally unavailable, passive aggressive husband. Where does he get it? His parents. His parents are divorced and both had a part in ruining him but his mom had the...
    Ladyscorpioz Ladyscorpioz 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I lied to my mother about how my sister died. It drives me crazy. My sister was a drug addict. She left her four children to go to Florida and hung out on the Fort Lauderdale beach...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    You hear them day by day, a symphony if tears, one tragic back story after another we'll the one thing that binds them we always seem so sure we're to good guy, We'll not me, I...
    Drsoftpaw Drsoftpaw 13-15, M Nov 2

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    My boyfriend died a year ago today....it was our 1 year anniversary and he was taking me to a fancy restaurant but we had to go through a really bad part of town.(we were both...
    username9889 username9889 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    They had been cuddling and rough housing for about 10 minutes before he was stopped abruptly. As he tickled her, she bounced on up on his stomach, her nightie hike up in the...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I didn't cry for years till my Rottie mix died from being poisoned. I held him in my arms as he took his last breath. while digging the hole to bury him I actually collapsed and...
    audiophile81 audiophile81 18-21, M Nov 6

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    When I met my wife 35 years ago we were both heavy drinkers. I knew her ex-husband and used to drink with him sometimes but didn't like him because of the way he treated his (later...
    arthur1446 arthur1446 61-65, M Oct 30

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    When I met my wife 35 years ago we were both heavy drinkers. I knew her ex-husband and used to drink with him sometimes but didn't like him because of the way he treated his (later...
    arthur1446 arthur1446 61-65, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    He was actually the love of my life and the man who I was going to marry. He passed away last year from early onset Parkinson's . We met and fell in love several years ago, before...
    emeraldangel emeraldangel 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I met Noah and his brother in 2013. We were both in a dark place in our lives and pretty lost. His brother simon was the most beautiful person in the world and kept us both...
    MindlessMatters MindlessMatters 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I lost someone important to me yesterday (11/14/14). That someone was my cat, Charlie, that I had since I was born. He died from a heart attack, because of his old age. Charlie was...
    RavenNightwing RavenNightwing 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    today is my cousin's funeral.. we just buried him.. he was one year older then me.. we went to school together.. as adults we didn't hangout much but every time we saw each other...
    cathlene2014 cathlene2014 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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    I think I loved the feeling of being in love so much because I was not used to such a thing. I loved looking into his eyes and seeing the joy in them. For once I was bringing joy...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    12:00 pm I was in a Skype call with this "friend" I just met a couple hours before, and I had called my grandma's phone. No answer. 12:49 pm I figured she must be in church...
    cheyne201 cheyne201 18-21, F Nov 9

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    I just want to talk to someone. I am Ivan, I'm 25. Currently, I am going through some rough times. I just want someone to talk to. I am easy going. I rarely get angry. I love...
    PacX1 PacX1 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have been diagnosed with Aspergers since 12 years of age. I've been told to fell proud, ashamed, normal, different, and I have had enough. A rich man can't tell a homeless man...
    Darknessisgrowing Darknessisgrowing 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 6

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    my friend died today and im trying to be strong he oded in September was on life support but he pulled thru and went home but sadly it was still too late he was home for a few...
    Sweetcheeks0215 Sweetcheeks0215 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    Sometimes I want someone to snuggle up with me that will just hold me close, arms wrapped safely around me for no reason but to feel the warmth of their body pressed into mine, the...
    xxTwistedAngelxx xxTwistedAngelxx 18-21, M Nov 8

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    My son. People will never understand the pain and trauma his death has caused me, most don't even care to try. They tell me things like "everything happens for a reason" or things...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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    Just buried my hero, my dad cancer is flippn ugly... Small cell lung cancer... It's aggressive, nasty and fast moving. I couldn't see it's progress he was taken of chemo as it was...
    jessie121412 jessie121412 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I managed to get my brother Ben back with the ultimate embarrassing moment and I didn't even plan it. On Xmas day here in Australia (summer time) it's a family affair and this...
    katiedawn00 katiedawn00 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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