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I Miss My Dad

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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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    Was it you? The one

    who killed the SUV battery... Or were you the one who, Made it start 2 hours later, as randomly as it stopped. Was it you? The one who burned the hole in the blanket. Or were you the one who made it a heartshaped hole. Was it you? The who woke me up at...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F Apr 26

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    I kept him at a safe distance,

    I didn't want him to know too much, and I am sorry that I didn't let him know me completely. He was a survivor and he seemed to be at peace with the world that broke him more than once. I had the privilege of being the one that he spent his last days with. He said that he needed...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55 8 Responses Apr 13

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    Friend, Philosopher, Guide,

    Boss & Dad: That is the ascending order in which I preferred him in my life, Dad being the most preferred obviously and he fulfilled every part with aplomb in my 43 years. He would put up with my rants, accept me for who I am, did not hold any grudge over the innumerable...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 8 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    He died a year ago yesterday.

    His birthday was two days ago. Happy Birthday Daddy! I hate him not being here but it seems such a selfish feeling cause he was in so much pain. I wish I didn't feel this way because I know he is feeling much better now and I wouldn't take that away from him. I just long to see...
    kimmydon kimmydon 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 7

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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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    We had a really good father/son relationship.

    He was a boxer/muay thai, trying for MMA. As a kid, of course, he was my role model, and I wanted to be like him, which was what made us close. We would spar in the living room, and he'd always let me beat him as soon as I laid a submission on him, like a chokehold or an armbar...
    Bradley8061 Bradley8061 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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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 108 Responses May 22, 2008

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    tpc2015 tpc2015 18-21 1 Response Mar 11

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    I haven't seen him since I was 9.

    He is addicted to heroin. He has caused a lot of pain to me and my family. Recently, I have gotten back in touch with my cousin on his side. My cousin messaged my mom telling her that my dad wanted her to call him. I kind of wish my mom didn't tell me that. I miss him so much...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    4-22-40.....After a lifetime of trying to

    remember my Dad's birthday, I finally got it. After spending a week in the hospital with him and subsequently helping him die, after months and months of settling his affairs and executing his will, I finally got it. I promise to never forget it again Dad. I miss you so much...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55 2 Responses Apr 22

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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 7 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    My dad he was a wise man.

    He knew about many things, more than I'll ever know. He was kind and gentle. And through his eyes I could see a man who loved with all his heart. Driver by day a father and husband by night. He took pride in all he did. He knew the roads like the back of his hand. He knew how...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    My dad is not dead he is alive

    and he lives in another country which i believe is much worse than missing a dad who has passed away because i know he is there i just don't get to see him. We both want to see each other but we can't you want to know why……….. because of money he is broke i am broke. I am...
    danielagm17 danielagm17 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    My dad recently got paralyzed

    and since then I have been thinking to meet him but due to my own ill health, traveling is prohibited to me.. He is unable to speak and its extremely painful... I imagine how things were in school, how the life was as I grew up, his role in my life, his hard work to fulfil the...
    simplydbest simplydbest 22-25, M 7 Responses May 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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    Stupid arguments almost everyday

    and Id ring my mum after each and say "mum dads done this dads don't that" but the days we didn't were fun. Disney land when I was 7. All those holidays to Spain with me you mum and my sister. Hanging out watching football then turning over when mum got home because she didn't...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    So my dad passed away January 22nd 2004 from a

    car accident..so I drew this and I am gonna get a tattoo of it on my back
    MarikaBooder MarikaBooder 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    Especially these days,

    I miss calling Dad, next life I still want to be his daughter, to pay for what I owned him, things I did that made him sad or dissapointed.
    Violet302 Violet302 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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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 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    I miss my parents being together.

    I remember when I was a little girl, my dad would take all my siblings and I to the park and we used to play in the snow together. I had such a nice childhood growing up with my dad. He tried his hardest to keep us happy, innocent children. But all of that is non-existent now.
    BrowningEmpress BrowningEmpress 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Today I'm having one of those days

    where I just can't get my dad out of my head. after 12 years all our memories and jokes are still in my head, all I do is wish I could see your face one last time. Shine Bright my beautiful Star ❤️❤️
    eibhlinalicejane eibhlinalicejane 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    I miss you daddy. Happy birthday.

    Rest in peace daddy.I love you
    bubbleskk bubbleskk 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    My dad passed away suddenly November 5th 2014.

    He passed away in his sleep. It hurts so bad. He was my best friend. I miss him so much wish that he could just come back, but I know it's impossible. I hate it when people say it'll get better, I don't see how. I miss his face and laugh and when we'd talk. There's so many...
    Rhyneing Rhyneing 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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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 9 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I miss being with my family,

    I miss high school and all the trouble I got into. I miss the fights and the tears and the food and the fresh laundry, and I miss the dreams and the light nights wishing upon stars, not knowing what the future holds. I miss it all.. But I know I will all turn out for the best...
    Open114 Open114 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Happy Birthday! Dad..

    .... Aww! I love and miss you! You will always be my Guardian Angel....😘
    Missminn Missminn 46-50, F 1 Response May 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 4 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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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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    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, 2014

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    It was exactly one year ago today

    that my Father died. It’s very strange how today felt like that day, even the weather was the same as it was last year. All through today I kept picturing what I was doing at that time a year ago, reliving it in my head. I remember my Aunts and Uncles, one by one checking on...
    racecarjimmy racecarjimmy 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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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 5 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Forever in my heart your memory lives on.

    Yes it's been thirteen years since you left this world. But to me it feels like only yesterday that I woke up to hear the tell tale noise of the metal spoon stirring stirring stirring stirring and a clink clink clink as you made morning coffee. It feels like yesterday since...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 17 Responses Apr 30

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    It will be 2 years in August

    since I lost my Dad. I think a piece of me died with him that day. I haven't been able to pick up the pieces of my broken heart. Growing up my life was more difficult than most kids. My dad was diagnosed with diabetes at a young age and had lost his left leg to the disease the...
    SkittleStars SkittleStars 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    My Dad passed April 09,

    2009 from type 1 diabetes. It was totally unexpected and I still grieve everyday. I am 41 now and I can't even talk about him without crying. I was very close to him and I pretty much just grew up with him. They say it gets better but it doesn't. Am I still grieving or...
    kristij kristij 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    switchfooot switchfooot 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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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 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    I have to go see my dad

    for the first time since i left.. I'm honestly terrified. I miss him a lot, but I'm so scared of him
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    My head goes round and around thinking about

    what my dad would be like now and what my life would be like with him still in it. My cover photo is the only existing pictures of my dad and I as a lot of pictures were destroyed by certain people and certain situations so I cherish this picture, I have a copy in a frame in my...
    eibhlinalicejane eibhlinalicejane 22-25, F Apr 24

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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 25 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    My dad isn't dead but about 4 years ago him

    and my mom got a divorce because he cheated on her and ever since then I haven't seen him hardly.. He use to be the closest person in my life and now he feels like a complete stranger.. He was such a good dad all those other years and now he doesn't even call his kids to see how...
    mclovin31321 mclovin31321 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    He toke care of my almost from my birth till

    now.He met my mom when i was 3 years old and he Always toke care of me and providing me with all kinds of stuf.He past away almost 4 years ago (15-09-11/DD-MM-YY) due of a heart attack but i must say he knew about his healthissues so my guess is that he saw it coming and...
    TerraTigris TerraTigris 26-30, M 2 Responses May 12

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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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