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I Miss My Dad

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    Why doesnt this heartache go away?

    Why do I miss him so much when I have so carefully taken all his memories...wrapped them up in a beautiful cover...put them in a cocoon and hidden them in one remote corner of my heart..so deep inside that they should remain there...always hidden because I cannot and do not want...
    nightoceanbreeze nightoceanbreeze 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    When I was young, I was a daddy's girl.

    It was a hot summer day. My dad and mom loaded us kids up in the car to go swimming. When we arrived, all of the kids there were jumping into the water. My sister and I thought we were supposed to do the same. We jumped in and started drowning. My dad dived in fully clothed...
    Sunshinegirl07 Sunshinegirl07 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 25

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    He came to me in a dream last night.

    It was so vivid. We talked and laughed like the old days. Then he started to leave. I begged him not to go. He told me that he had no choice. Why is life so unfair?
    Noloveforyou Noloveforyou 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I see him in his bed in the hospital,

    and I see him in his coffin, and then I see him as big as life standing there at home, and I just can’t work out why he’s still not there
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    EmmaParsons EmmaParsons 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've slowly been backsliding into the

    depression losing him caused 2 1/2 years ago. This past week I think I reached the breaking point. I wasn't even close to him, but still cry over him almost daily.
    noavailablenames noavailablenames 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 1

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    It'S Been 2 Years

    I hate mom for kicking you out. I miss our special times together. I miss your voice, I miss your face, I miss you holding me at night. I miss your touch. I want to feel you again
    teena4u269 teena4u269 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    Really miss him. He passed way last year.

    He was my support in this life. I was talking with him from silly to important stuff in my life. Miss him really. He's still praying for me.
    peterrizk peterrizk 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    It has officially been one month

    since my father passed. It still hurts just as much, if not more than before. Not a day goes by... 4/1/14 💙
    OwnWhoYouAre OwnWhoYouAre 18-21, F 7 Responses May 1

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    I lost my dad 1 month ago.

    ..he was an RCMP and was killed by a drunk driver while he was talking to a car he pulled over...I miss him so much and love him
    BabyBabz BabyBabz 18-21, F 26 Responses Mar 14

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    My father died a year ago today.

    It devastates me as much today as it did then. I lost my mind when he died and I'm just now starting to recover. I miss him.
    sunnygirl876 sunnygirl876 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 8

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    My Hero,My Angel

    On December 5, 2011 at 7:20 in the morning I was awakened by my brother as I slept in the window seal in my dads hospital room. As I opened my eyes I realized I wasn't dreaming, and the nightmare that had started about two years, before was actually my reality. My first love, my...
    Faith4dad Faith4dad 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    My dad took his last breath on March 12th,

    2014. He was only 53. He fought his cancer hard. Until the very end. He didn't want to let go of my mom, my brother, or me. Before he passed, he told me to stay strong. I usually don't have a problem with being strong but this was destroying me & he could definitely tell. I...
    KaylenG2121 KaylenG2121 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Happy birthday Dad. It's been four months ago

    to the day since we lost you. I'm still not good with it...at all.
    NotQuiteRite NotQuiteRite 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 1

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    My father died a month ago

    and i have been a mess. i kept it together through the funeral because it wasn't real to me yet but when they put him in the ground i lost it and I'm still losing it.
    Nursekat87 Nursekat87 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    a dad is some one who wants to catch u

    before u fall but instead picks u up, brushes u off... and let u try again. Don’t Neglect Your Father…!! a dad is some one who wants to keep u from making mistakes.. but instead let u find ur own way ,even thou his heart break in silence when u get hurt. a dad is some one...
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I Really Want Him Back

    I have attempted to write this story at least 2 to 3 dozen times since I added the experience to my profile but I always break down in tears and cannot finish it.  Tonight I have been tearful already because I have had a tough week at work and on top of that relationship...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 107 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Yeah, I Do

    Some days more then others, it's been a few months now and I think about him every day, usually just as a subconscious thought. Every now and then something makes me think a little harder about him and it brings a tear to my eye, the world is a better place for him having been in...
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    I Miss Him

    Standing in your bedroom, my heart stops... The phone is ringing Hello? Time stops, as the reciever hits the floor... My keys in hand, my heart is racing, My legs are trying to keep up... Im running, climbing 3 stairs at a time. Slow motion, the traffick moved...
    AthenasPrayer AthenasPrayer 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    I miss my father. He will be gone two years

    next week. The last time I saw him, prior to his dying, he was here at my house, he was 72 years old and never saw a hummingbird in his life. He enjoyed sitting on my porch as these little creatures flew by, diving and drinking from my feeders. The biggest thrill he got was when...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    This Is A Tribute To My Father Who Was Also My Best Friend

    I spoke with a close and loving friend about the kind of realtionship I had with my father and this friend gave the time of day to talk and speak of how wonderful our relationship was. It wasn't always a rosey picture. Yet there were much more good times than I can remember...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M 21 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    My dad died May 25th,

    2005. It's almost 9 years since he left and I miss him every day. I really wish he were here right now.
    maebebe maebebe 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    He's alive BUT... My parents divorced

    when I was 6, he was having some problems with the alcohol and also having some mental problems, I think the last straw to my mom was that he was cheating on her. I was of course heartbroken because even though he would yell sometimes when he got drunk and that scared the sh!t...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Don't Be Afraid

    They sometimes say that we never really grow up fully until our parents leave us. But actually your father hasn't left you, and neither has mine. They are inside us and they made us what we are. I remember when my father died I used to have a lot of dreams. In my dreams...
    caprolascivo caprolascivo 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 6, 2006

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    A Little Girl's Love, For A Father She Barely Knew

    My father was killed when I was five. I guess I need to start this story at the beginning. I was a child of an one night stand. Yes, she knew him from childhood but no it wasn’t any type of an relationship between them. In fact until recently, I didn’t even know my dad was...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    Its been 4 months, and

    although I had a long time with him, I still miss him terribly. Lost opportunities etc. Too "busy" with my own life to do the little things with him.....and now its too late.. See u in Heaven Dad....I love You!
    xr4rider xr4rider 36-40 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I wish my children missed me.

    Before they were teenagers they adored me. people would say my daughter was a daddy's girl.I was my son's hero and there greatest joy was when could help me out with daily chores.in their late teen years their mother was able to turn them against me. Children tend to see their...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 2 Responses Sep 23

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    He Was My Best Friend

    I miss him, I was always daddys little girl. I went everywhere with him. I don't remember my mom at all, she passed when I was very young. I knew my dad wouldn't be around forever either, he was diagnosed with cancer when I was 10. He was given 2 years to live, but didn't pass...
    carrielynch carrielynch 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    I am with you still - I do not sleep.

    I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    Dad hadn't really been able to enjoy a beer

    for a long time, and last Wednesday I put a Carlton stubby in his coffin with him, and at his funeral on Thursday last week I told a couple of people that I knew he use to enjoy a beer with, that any time that they have a stubby they can toast him and be assured that dad will be...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 18

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    kellyluvzkammy kellyluvzkammy 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Papa, I Wish You Were Here.. :'(

    August 9, 2010 Monday, is the last day I spent with my dad. It's been 2 years now, and there's no one else in this world I'd rather see than my dad.. I miss him so much..As a kid, my dad always had my back. He always supported me in everything I do. And he's the kind of dad who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    A glimpse of Strong Man

    What makes a man strong?  Muscles? maybe the hability to lift extreamly heavy objetcs? or to talk loud , fight with other mens .......and actually win those fights? well yeah those are good examples of male strengh. But that's not kind of strengh  I want to talk...
    Secretpoem Secretpoem 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2007

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    Dad

    I do really miss my father. He was a good man with a big heart. I have many traits like him. He taught me a lot without trying and I am glad he was my father. It will soon be five years since his death. You seem to remember so many little things when the people you love go. I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 11 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    Today he would have been 79.

    He was not my biological father but if you didn't know the whole f'ed up story, then you would not have known. I was his baby out of 5. He taught me to ride a bike, play gin rummy and drive a car (though I am certain he would still deny that any part of my driving ability came...
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Dad died in September 2010 from the symptoms of

    dementia...he was 88. I was his caretaker for the last 7 years of his life, even though I had 4 other siblings....they did little to nothing. I watched as my dad deteriorated right before my very eyes, to the point where I hardly recognized him.. it ripped my heart out. I was...
    Alan493 Alan493 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 6

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    9 Months On...

    It's been nearly 9 months since my wonderful Dad passed away. The shock and numbness are wearing off but the pain is still very raw. I knew it would be hard but I didn't anticipate how strong the feelings of loss and emptiness would be. What I wouldn't give to see him again! I...
    Liette Liette 36-40, F 51 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    I had the most perfect dad in the entire

    universe,......I was 12 when he passed away, and I miss him everytime something important is coming, like graduation or an award etc, I hate my birthday, I hate valentines day, I hate fathers day, I dont want to be on my own graduation, from collegue, and its all because the...
    JulissaDC JulissaDC 18-21, F Oct 12

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    'You will have everything in your life

    but me.' This was the last thing my dad said before he died. It's been in my head ever since. :(
    Rae06 Rae06 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    I was just trying to unpack some of Dads jackets

    and trousers so that I could put them away safely, I have tried to do this a few times over the last week or so, before that I couldn’t bear to do it I have been checking the pockets, and in one of his favourite jackets I found one of the little keno pencils that he use to...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I Miss My Dad When I smell a strong cup of

    coffee brewing I think of my father. He was such a morning person. He woke up knowing it was going to be a good day. No matter how rebellious I was. He would see the silver lining, the glass half full, however one would want to describe positivity. When I hear kids laughing at...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Letter To Dad

    My Dearest Dad, On Sunday it will be six years since you left us. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I see your piercing green eyes and the proud smile on your face that you always had for me when I walked through the door. I miss you so much. I try...
    Fallgirl007 Fallgirl007 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    Sometimes I just wanna give up on life.

    ..why does this have to hurt so bad?! Dad why couldn't you just stay?! Why did you leave? Why don't you love me? Am I not good enough for you? Was I a mistake so you left?
    BlondyRae BlondyRae 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    My Dad didn't pass away.

    ... But he didn't come to my wedding. He has said some hurtful things to me. I can't believe he wrote "I love you" He has never said that.
    Cotton1234567890 Cotton1234567890 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    After all these years.

    ...... I haven't seen my dad ever since i left Philippines on 2009. its been 5 years since that day. I haven;t been able to talk to him a lot nor see his face. I don't know why for the past 4 years i didn't really mind because I knew that that day would come when I would see hum...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I Love You Dad !

    Nineteen years ago today on February 5 TH 1993 was one of the worst days of my life. I received a call telling me my father was dying and to come quick. I flew to the nursing home. My speedometer needle was buried in the dashboard. I arrived only to be met at the doorway by his...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M 7 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    We were not close when I was growing up.

    He was in and out. He was a very hard worker and he was always gone working. I think that because we weren't close, I remember and cherish every special moment we had. He wasn't a hugger or an emotional kinda guy. He was a rock. I was just sitting here thinking of some of...
    MissWorld33 MissWorld33 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 12

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    A Fathers Will To My

    Children, Grandchildren When I must leave you for a little while Please do not grieve and shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you through the years But start out bravely with a gallant smile...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    My father died October of this year.

    I was always terrified of him dying. Now the unthinkable has happened. I truly know what it means to be heartbroken because I am. My father and I were different but really enjoyed each others company. I feel so lost and adrift. Would love to hear from others with similar...
    GiseleG GiseleG 46-50, F 10 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    He'd Be Proud Of Me

    I wrote him a letter today to let him know I quit smoking. When he was alive, he was always begging me to quit. So, If he's watching, I'm sure that he is really proud of me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    I saw him the other day.

    ..it was like talking to a stranger. Except, I knew, and remembered, that that one stranger once danced with me around the living room when I was 6.
    beautifulher beautifulher 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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