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I Held Someone As They Died

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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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    I am forever hearing people say "I've seen you somewhere " or "do I know you". When I say no I don't know you. It's always "you have one of those faces "
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    I believe we cross paths with the person we are meant to be with until the time is right to be with them..
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    My Mom's Death I remember it clearly as though it happened yesterday. She was an amazing woman. Very independent yet not. My dad really held her together. I remember the...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I remember the day my friend Ryan died it was a Sunday and it was all over Facebook. Everyone thought it was a hoax because you can't believe everything you read. The next day at...
    HaleyP HaleyP 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I just wrote another story about you Wera..but you mean a lot to me. I love you very much you can make me smile even as I wish to cry. You are so sad in your life so far away but...
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M 4 hrs ago

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    my grandmother...she died from breast cancer and she was the nicest and she always did things for me..I love her so much and I could see her in pain.. she wasn't ever frowning...
    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    I just found out that my best friend died from a heroin overdose yesterday. Well I found out last night actually,and then cried and walked around my town for 9+ hours. It's really...
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    Can anyone help me my boyfriend was with his ex gf for 4 years they brought a flat 2geva when they was 19 when they was 20 she told him she did not feel the same and it was over...
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    If I died no one would honestly miss me
    swordman94 swordman94 18-21, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    When my grandfather died, I was destroyed. With my father being a monster and my mother dying after birth ( she got an infection, and my father apparently became a horrible mean...
    MichelleReed MichelleReed 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I was fourteen. He was fifteen. I was a freshman. He was a sophomore. I was awkward and swooning. He was lost in thought and pain. That first day when our relationship started, and...
    TeddyBearTweaker TeddyBearTweaker 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Alot of the time there are people with no one to talk to and feel like they've just had the worst day, it would be nice to know if you can find one person to listen. So I'm here if...
    AllThatGlitters29 AllThatGlitters29 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    LOL...somebody please kick me on my arse. I am not this pathetic...damn it...if they are out of my sight, they're out of my mind. If i am not important to them, they are not...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    My friends who I write to often are the best...they all have done much to keep me from giving into my gloomy nature. All are the most amazing people ive ever met. While im sure...
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have always been rejected so when someone finds me attractive it's like a culture shock
    Icephoenix90 Icephoenix90 22-25, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    You know what I think about this? We can easily tell our problems to some stranger because we believe that they won't directly affect us, unlike with our friends or families. With...
    AnEverWonderer AnEverWonderer 16-17, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I won't forget that experience! We'll basically this guy was working in McDonald's, back then I was a meat eater. But straight to the point. He was serving the food and he had a...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    I'm not going to say a name, but I think they know who they are.
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I want u to MAKE ME FEEL, like im the only girl n the world, like im the only one that you'd ever love, like im the only one who knows your heart. ONLY ONE. Never thought it was...
    Dylan15 Dylan15 13-15, M Jul 5

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    When I was little, my mom and dad were separated. I'd go to his house every other weekend. Then he stopped coming to pick me up for a couple months and nobody knew why. Then my...
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    I don't know, tonight I just lost it, someone brought the subject of mothers up. its really ****** that all we have in life is time, the only thing we calculate someone's lifeline...
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    I remember seeing you walking pass me right across the chapel. That back pack hanging in your shoulders and the wearisome look etched on your face. I love those metals on your...
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    Yes and I had "sober sex" with him for the first time and could no longer deny to myself the feelings that I have for him are not the "oh crap what did I do last night" feelings...
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