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I Lost My Father

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    i am standing but im not really standing.

    .im talking but i dont really know what im saying half the time...everyday i just go through the motions because i have to...two weeks ago i lost my father...he died..suddenly ...they termed it sudden death..the irony of it all is that studying in a foreign country i was never...
    misshope01 misshope01 22-25, F Feb 6

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    I just wanted to write down random thoughts

    today because I felt a bit saddish earlier, but im fine now. Im happy again thanks to my family and ep. ^_^ When my dad died. i didnt expect it at all and i refused to believe it at first completely. my other siblings got it right away and they were crying and grieving properly...
    Slothislife Slothislife 18-21, M 10 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    I Don’t Remember My Father, But I Know Him

    In the mid-1970’s, my mother had just gotten her associate’s degree in American Sign Language and started her first job as an interpreter. The US was just beginning accommodations we now take for granted for deaf people, and the company that hired her would send her to...
    samctv10 samctv10 36-40, M 13 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    When I was 5... He was 36

    and a heart attack took him from me.
    BBWDizziDoll BBWDizziDoll 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Same date a year ago,

    the most painful thing happened. Happy 1st year, dad.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I Lost My Brother a Year After My Father Died

    My father was an alcoholic. He slowly killed himself through drinking himself to death, he was 54 when he died. While I was growing up, my father was what many refer to as a functioning alcoholic. He was career Navy. After he retired from the Navy, his drinking steadily...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 3 Responses May 27, 2007

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    I lost my father when I was only 37.

    He was my best friend and partner in crime. It was a very complex relationship and there were some very difficult times but I loved him with all my heart and we had a bond like no other. I think of him and miss him everyday and the mere thought of him brings the tears as if it...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Letters To My Dad

    I lost my dad last week to cancer. My dad has been battling cancer and chrones disease for most of his life. He learned to deal with the chrones disease and beat cancer the first time before I was born. Two years ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer, again! This time it was...
    diana1z55 diana1z55 31-35 11 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Tribute To My Father.

      This is a tribute to my father which is long overdue.        Thank you for your unconditional love and patience, it has carried me through a lifetime of heartache, change, and growth. Those values and morals you insisted on teaching me, did come back to me as I matured...
    moondancelady moondancelady 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    It's been about 12 years now.

    .. I was 8 I believe... Time and dates are a blur for me when it comes to stuff like this ..My first memory of him was waking up in his arms as he was carrying me to the car after a Dr.'s appointment... Sometimes it seems that I didn't have time to develop that relationship most...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F Jan 9

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    Instant Gratification

    It's true what everyone says. When you lose someone who was so close to you, and so involved in your life, the pain never really goes away. I lost my father 5 and a half months ago, and I still feel like he is on a perpetual vacation. He was not an alcoholic, was not abusive, and...
    snickersbar snickersbar 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    Dad Was 51 When He Died From A Heartattack

    He died in 2007. Holiday season seems to be making me cry more because I miss him so much. I think I cried 5 times this week. : (
    TootieFruityJudy TootieFruityJudy 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    August 12th 2006 I lost my best friend in the

    whole world my daddy. Tomorrow it will be 8 years he collapsed in a Disney Park. Went into cardiac arrest and the park staff stood around as he died. Disney Land the land of the tradgickal!!
    stakalisious stakalisious 36-40, F 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    the King Is Dead, Long Live the King

    As a boy, I remember being deeply concerned with the mortality of my father.  After work, he would fall asleep on the couch, and before I would go to tap him on the shoulder to wake him up, I wondered if he had passed on and that my attempts to wake him would be futile. ...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 32 Responses Feb 14, 2006

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    I wish things got easier

    but as I get older and I go through life I think about how much my dad is missing out on. I can't watch things to do with wedding's or babies anymore. its weird but all I can think about is how he can't walk me down the aisle or how my children won't have him as their...
    xxmonkeynessxx xxmonkeynessxx 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Two Years Ago Today

    I lost my Dad two years ago today. Even though I'm a middle-aged man with kids of my own, and it's been two years, I still miss him every day. So I'm reminiscing, looking at online obituaries and I come across one that my 12 year old daughter apparently found. She posted a...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    I lost my dad over a year ago he bleed to death

    he was also an alcoholic and I was molested by him and also my grand father
    kazza71 kazza71 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    It's been 6.5 years since your passing.

    I was one year into my own battle with cancer. it wasn't looking good. I remember the day when you told me that if you could take my cancer and place it on yourself you would. less than 6 months later you were diagnosed with a metastatic melanoma. there were no signs of skin...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I Lost My Father Today - Jan 8th 2012

    I had the most wonderful father in the world. I never felt angry with him ever. He always brought me comfort and hope. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer February 2011 when his thyroid cancer spread to his spine and from the end of August he really began to deteriorate. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    6 years ago today. The time has flown by,

    and yet so much has happened that he wasn't here for. I miss him more than I ever thought I would.
    Katsstory Katsstory 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Hey dad! I thought of you today,

    it hurts everyday. 😔
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    It's almost been a week

    since he passed and I'm still numb. My biological parents were married and divorced to each other several times before mom finally kicked him out. Flash forward to a month ago, I get a text saying that my dad has stage 4 kidney cancer.. I hadn't seen him in years and this is...
    Teedge Teedge 22-25, M Feb 6

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    Thinking About My Father...

    I used to think my dad was one of the worst. He didn't play with me when I was a kid, didn't talk with me, had no patience to listen to me. He took no interest whatsoever in anything going on in my life. He was moody, grumpy, and racist (even about nationalities!). He just worked...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    He was 41 and I and I was 15

    when he died. Had a heart attack went in his sleep it was 4am in the morning we desperately tried to give him life again but nothing worked...he left his body behind and the people who only knew of his world...they didn't know of any other world accept his. I didn't cry for a...
    Livyordreams Livyordreams 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I miss my dad every day .

    its been 1year since you passed but seems like so much longer since I saw you .or heard you say my name ....oh daddy I love you so much !! always your girl.
    lukeshort46 lukeshort46 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    my mom lived in Ecuador

    when she got pregnant my father cheated on his wife and had made my mom pregnant he left my mom I've only seen that man 3 times in 15 years 1x he came to NYC 2x my family went to Ecuador now that I know the truth I want to kill him especially since I have 3 half-sisters
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 8

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    Hi, I just wanted to see

    if anyone has been through what I have been through? I lost my Dad at the age of 10 to cancer. He was one of the most inspirational people I have met, and I was so lucky for him to be in my life, and am SO grateful to have him in the first ten years in my life. I am now 14 and...
    emilyhilk0601 emilyhilk0601 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Father, when you are gambling every piece of

    your life savings, do you think about me? When you are drinking your life away, do you stop and wonder what I am doing? When you are with my half brother, do you think about me? Father, please tell me. So I know if I should call you that anymore.
    DiaryOfMine DiaryOfMine 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    On May 9th 2014 my father passed do to a stroke

    its has been quite an ordeal for my mother and sister; along with me. My father was a good man, and one who loved us very much. I know what its like to go through the struggle. So, if you ever want some one to talk or vent to I'm here; just like EP has been for me in my hard...
    WhiteKnight99 WhiteKnight99 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    The Man Who Was There, But Not...

    ...never smiled. Never laughed or showed emotion. He was made out of stone and stood with horrible posture. This man was my father. He was not very smart, but smart enough to help raise two kids, or so he said. He did what he thought he had to. Show up to baseball games, sit at a...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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    My Hero

    Today marks five years without my dad. He was such a great man. He gave everyone a fair chance. He loved his friends and would help anyone who asked. Hero. That's the best word to describe him. I now understand all those lessons he tried to teach me. Help those less fortunate...
    ALL4SMILES ALL4SMILES 31-35, F 10 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    Don't Judge me okay. I lost my day 1y ago

    and although I lived him very much, I also hated him very much.let me explain why. my mother was a drug addicted. addicted to Crack,Coke,Heroin, Pills any drug you can name she probably did it. and when she didn't have her "fix" she would beat me. my sisters and eventually my...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    My Hero

    Almost three years ago I lost my hero. My father was my best friend and I could trust him and he could trust me. He passed away of cancer. This was a hard time for my whole family. I never imagined losing my dad. We found the cancer too late. He received chemo-therapy for three...
    littletealroses littletealroses 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Well 3 weeks ago my dad died he had a heart

    attack and he's gone now so rest in peace daddy love you!!!😭😭😭
    Englishmuffin15 Englishmuffin15 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    After a 12 month battle with asbestosis my

    Father finally lost his battle on Saturday. He has left a big hole in my life. He will be missed forever.
    homesparky homesparky 46-50, M 8 Responses May 12, 2014

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    I miss him so badly too.

    He passed away 3 yrs ago as of June 26th. He was my friend and my confidant. He was the family glue too. My mom is a nut and he managed to keep her nuttiness at bay. Life went down hill when he died and hasn't come back up yet. It's not the same, it's not fun any more, there's...
    kacie1197 kacie1197 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    I lost my father on my 14th birthday,

    I didn't find out till the next day when I tried to call him. my mother wasn't even going to tell me, but I just kept calling. He died while on the motorcycle, moving someone else out of the car line so that they wouldn't get hurt. He then ran into the highway wall,dead on...
    Okamipyon Okamipyon 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    In March, it will be 4 years

    since he passed... I still can't believe he's gone. He wasn't here for my 16th birthday.. My 18th.. My 20th.. Now he won't be here for my 21st.. He missed my prom.. My high school graduation.. He won't be here when I start college soon.. He won't be here when I get married...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Hi I just wanted to share this story to you all.

    So two years ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer. This scared me because I was 12 and I had already gone through my grandma dying in my house , my uncle getting murdered by my cousin, and my aunt having a very scary brain surgery or operation i dont really get what it was. So...
    romanmichell romanmichell 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    He wasn't my father biologically

    but blood wouldn't have made us any closer.He was my mother's first fiancee...her first real man and I had never met a man so willing to do what was best for me. Someone who loved me and would give me the world if he could.He was fun,easygoing,lively,made me smile and happy to...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    19 years ago on this very day,

    I lost you to a drunk driver. I often wonder how different my life would be if you were here. You would be my best friend :') My promise to you will never change, I'm here to make you proud, I'm here to pick up where you left off. I Love You Daddy ♥
    LonelyAJ LonelyAJ 18-21, M Jan 16

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    I lost my father 3 weeks ago.

    . I couldnt get over it.
    dreamingtofly dreamingtofly 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    it was 2 and a half years ago,

    and i still dont know what im doing with my life. My father was killed in a plane crash. at times i still dont believe that its true. its almost like im stuck in one of those cheesy movie where all is terrible and then in the end everyone lives happily ever after, except my life...
    annhurl annhurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2014

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    I lost my father when I was 13 I found him dead

    he killed himself. It was the worst thing that could have happened and I was stuck in a bad depression for 14 years but now I'm able to be free of it and forgive my father. He was my best friend
    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    My father died this past Saturday.

    It was merciful, because he was very unwell and his quality of life had gone to shambles. Yet, no matter how READY you think you are, you're never READY. You can't be ready for the death of a loved one. I'm also the executor of the estate and am in uncharted territory. It's...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Today I lost my father

    but not by death but by his inability to get over himself. Some may say it's sad and I have shed my tears but now I stand tall because I know it is not I that will be missing out on him putting me down and him calling me disgusting, a disappointment, and a disgrace to the family...
    Miss25234 Miss25234 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    Well, a kind of.. He decided to leave me

    and my mother when I was 4, and I don't see him since I was 12 circa. He abbandoned me. This caused me a lot of problem in my teenage years, but then, when I grew up, i became stronger, and now I know that I'd like to be the best father that I can for my future sons, when I'll...
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 3 Responses