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I Lost My Father

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    March 27, 1998. I was 7 years old,

    he was 54. If he were alive today, he would be a proud new grandfather to my sister's son. Every day I wish he was here.
    asilentheart asilentheart 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    My father passed away a year

    and a half and I don't miss him.
    UnshiningJealousy UnshiningJealousy 31-35, F Jun 15

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I've been a single parent child

    since I was 2 months old. Dad has my custody but he lives alone... And I guess a part of him blamed himself for not being a good father but I missed the chance to tell him that he is no matter what. We couldn't get him for a week plus and after I landed in the airport from my...
    akmsara akmsara 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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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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    Dad

    I lost my dad when I was 3 (turning 4 in a month). He was killed in action by Muslim rebels...he was a soldier. At that time it was kinda messy and there were a lot of fightings and my dad and his troops were assigned to protect a certain area and on those days he met his demise...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23, 2013

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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 3 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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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 19-21, F 8 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    I Lost My Best Friend... My Dad

    It was January and I was 6 and a half months pregnant sitting at home with my swolen feet up when I got the call... "Your dad's not breathing and the paramedics are there working on him" Click... Panic... But paramedics are highly trained and wouldnt be working on him if it was a...
    babymama0808 babymama0808 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2010

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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 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    My father was an athletic he retired early

    because he said he wanted to train me basketball and soccer and after 12 years of training he said I was ready but the next day my mom told me he is in the hospital paralyzed and died. And I miss him every single day now. I always think it is my fault because I'm the who didn't...
    mehdiamiri mehdiamiri 16-17, M Jul 26

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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 3 Responses Feb 5

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    He disappeared to Mexico.

    It really sucks because I know he had my address and home phone number. He just wanted to get a good retirement deal and didn't care about anyone else. :( I don't think he's alive anymore.
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    My mom and dad divorced

    when I was only two, but I visited him every weekend. I loved him so much. He was funny, kind, and absolutely always there for me. One day, when I was 12, my aunt came to my house very early in the morning. She said he was in a four-wheeler accident. I didn't realize that an...
    amberooo amberooo 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    22 Decembre 2006-He was 35.

    My father died by his own gun and son. He slept with a automatic handgun under his pillow, because of the lifestyle he and my mother lived(money,sex,etc.). The night before he argued with and struck my newly 17 year old brother. He lay in bed with our mother,the love of his life...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I was only two when he died.

    He was 19 and he wasn't wearing his seatbelt. I always wondered how I would have turned out if he lived. He was a MAJOR athlete and I hate sports. I am nothing like him and I feel like I let him down.
    superstar2271 superstar2271 13-15, M Jul 8

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    I lost my Dad in April last year,

    I was 17 and in my senior year of high school. From the moment I lost him and during his wake and funeral, I've never felt so empty and hopeless. Everything lost its vividness and I couldn't comprehend how such an amazing figure in my life was gone. Just like that. The...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 2

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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 5 Responses May 12

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    I was five year old

    when my father died. I do not remember him much,only some vague memories. I remember like specfic parts.. like we used to walk in the evening and each day when he came home he used to give us two ballons each for me and my elder brother.... you see he was a good father always...
    foryoureyesonly1983 foryoureyesonly1983 18-21, F Jun 1

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    LoveHate22 LoveHate22 22-25, F 1 Response May 22

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    I lost my father in October 2013.

    He was the most gentle and loving soul ever! I never got to say good bye or tell him that I love him and this bothers me every single day. I miss him so much. I wish I could've told him how much he means to me. I was pregnant when he passed away. I wish he could've met his...
    Pinksteroo Pinksteroo 26-30 3 Responses Jun 25

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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'm Sorry Dad

    My father and I were never very close. Now that I’m 39 and he’s gone I finally understand why. I never realized it but our personalities were too similar. I never bothered to acknowledge or understand our differences. Now looking back I believe he was an introvert and had a...
    vicarious1 vicarious1 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    If Love alone could've saved you,

    You never would've died, A million times i needed you, A million times i cried.
    LoveHate22 LoveHate22 22-25, F May 22

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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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    I lost my dad when I was ten

    and that was the time I loved him the most. I wanted him to be there for me at all times, watching over me, help me through all my failures and victories. But he was taken away. He always was in good health, but even after six years I still find it hard to believe that he passed...
    NickPyscGod NickPyscGod 16-17, M 13 Responses May 5

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    🌟🌟Happy Birthday,

    Dad!🌟🌟 I 💖 you! xoxo, a. 💚
    MissAnthony MissAnthony 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Hi. I want to share a short story about my

    relationship with my father. I can say he is very nice, honest, thoughtful, caring and lovable father. He always support me all the way. I grew up without my mother by my side. But, he is always there to cheer me up every time i'm sad. I am 100% daddy's angel. He always told me...
    siriusthestar siriusthestar 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    Today, August 9th 2014 I've received news

    that my Dad has had a heart attack and has passed away he was 67 years old and I'm 23yrs old. I can hardly describe how sad i am for this loss. I never really saw him much as my mum and dad divorced when I was very young, I began to see more of him afterwards a few years later...
    Chromaki Chromaki 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 9

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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

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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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    A couple of weeks ago,

    my father took his life. I found out my father slept with my uncles gf. I know that they used to drink together when my uncle was at work. My uncle and his gf and her 18 yr old son came over tonight. She said she had to pick baby names...turns out she 6 months pregnant.
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Miss you so much dad!

    I wish you come back in our life. Already 2 years you're gone and I want to see you again. I love you daddy...
    Williamgetsofat Williamgetsofat 13-15, M 2 Responses May 3

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    I lost my dad several times.

    He left when I was 9, returned to the states when I was 16 and we formed a father-daughter bond again. He was hit by a car when I was 18 and was basically brain dead for 10 years, when he died at 57. I miss him every day. He never knew how well I turned out, my husband, or...
    graukki graukki 41-45, F Jul 1

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    I lost my daddy when I was 12.

    He died of a heart attack. I had trouble coping without my dad. My youngest brother was 3. He barely knew my dad. It has been 3 years since I lost my dad. It has been hard but I found that the best way to cope with it was talking about it to my best friend. Even though she cries...
    Johngayboy Johngayboy 31-35, M May 7

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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 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Not Dead But Still....

    No he didn't die but I still lost him. He used to not drink as much as much as he does now. He used to be a fun dad, he used to care and protect me from pain. Now though he drinks everyday, he is not like how he used to be. I remember when he would come home from night shifts...
    thisaccountisgone thisaccountisgone 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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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 18 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Lost my dad when I was 2

    and my sister 6. She and my mum remember so much and tell so many stories while I can't remember nothing it was like I was never there. I don't know why but I hate talking about it but not as much as I hate random people who I don't even know and who may have met my dad once...
    flowergirl529 flowergirl529 16-17, F Jul 26

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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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    My father passed 3 months ago from lung cancer.

    I wish w would have been closer. The last day he was conscious , I was with him. I hope he knows I loved him so much and I miss him.
    DyedInTheWoolProjects DyedInTheWoolProjects 31-35, F 1 Response May 17

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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 8 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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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

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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 12 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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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!!
    staki staki 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 11

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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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    Ode To The Only One Who Cared...

    I awoke to a world made of black; silent and lifeless. I stare ahead with glazed eyes to an empty room, my bookshelf holding nothing but past memories of happier times. I still miss you, even now. When you died you took my will to live my life. You taught me so much and cared for...
    praythypacifist praythypacifist 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    I can remember at the age of 10 receiving the

    news my father had been killed in a car accident. I remember it was as if i had been winded and it was all a bad joke.But it wasn't, the Man i had looked up to and the man who had inspired me to be humble and give respect to others was gone. I was mad i was mad at God for taking...
    zim93boy zim93boy 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I list my dad seven years ago n it still hurts

    me till to day dnt know what to do sometime u just feel abandoned and lonely I still have my mother but she darting my dad's boss know for the pass seven years dnt know how or what to feel just feel like venting
    Lifeishardalone Lifeishardalone 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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    In exactly 26 days marks the 4th years

    anniversary of his death. I really miss him.
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F May 7

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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!!!😭😭😭
    Battlescars1524 Battlescars1524 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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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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