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I Miss My Dad

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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, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    My dad passed away on the 16th of this month.

    He had a fabulous long life and I am so happy he got to see all of his grandkids and great-grandkids before he got too sick. I miss him terribly but I'm glad his pain is over...he suffered way too long. To all my EP friends that have been so kind and supportive, I cant thank you...
    emphaticsilence emphaticsilence 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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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 7 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    I wrote a post not to long ago.

    ..here is what I found waiting for me... When a sky lantern landed in this father’s driveway the words on it touched his heart deeply. Now he is touching our hearts with the beautiful words he wrote in this open letter. Dear Steph, Saturday morning I noticed what I...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    My dad died in a car accident.

    .. He was drunk and speeding and high a tree ... He died instantly but the young man who was in the car with him survived ...
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    my dad died in 2004 two years

    after I was born my mom told me she was happy he died a couple months ago that hit me hard it was like she killed me inside
    baylieloveshotguys baylieloveshotguys 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Tomorrow is my daddy's birthday!

    I've just sent out a birthday card and letter. I miss my dad! :( his birthday used to fall on thanksgiving but now it falls either before or after his birthday. He is currently incarcerated! Happy early birthday daddy! :)
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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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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    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 5 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    Almost exactly 2 years ago

    since he passed at age 66. That was the year my life started sliding downwards, and apparently I haven't seen the bottom just yet. I miss you, dad!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    . My daddy gone mann it hurts worst

    than ever yes its been 3 years since he been locked up, but this bullshit *** pain won't go away ...
    OsoGorgeousMiller OsoGorgeousMiller 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    My dad died 17 years ago wan I was 4

    and some times I wish he is still alive maybe then my life woulda been a better one with him in it
    Pizogoon Pizogoon 18-21, M Jan 10

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    If my Dad had lived he'd have been 90 this week.

    wishing he was still here and visualising the big party we'd have had for him
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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 109 Responses May 22, 2008

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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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    We are Immigrants and my Dad had a degree back

    in our Home Country. However now he has 2 Jobs and he works very much plus he's old and the jobs requires a lot of physical strength (lifting etc) so it don't do him well. He wakes up at 8 am and goes to Job 1 till 3.30 and then comes home and at 4.00 he goes to Job 2 and works...
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    Ive broken down. So many things have happened

    to me. I've done so many stupid things that no one would imagine I would do. No matter how many times I go back to my friends, the happiness is only temporary. I remember on my birthday people kept asking me what I wanted for my birthday. I told everyone money or nothing is...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    He died when I was 18.

    No wife. I'm his only child. I always thought I'd only wanted 1 child. His death is what made me want 3. I hated going through that process by myself and I wouldn't wish it upon anybody.
    kaitie94 kaitie94 18-21, F Dec 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I didn't mean to leave you all alone.

    I didn't know mother would take everyone and move away. I thought I was gonna stay but I guess things changed. You don't realize it but you are changing into a better man everyday. I am glad you found God and you found a church to help you. You are such a strong man and no...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F Jan 4

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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, 2014

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    My dad cheated on my mom a few years ago

    causing them to end their 20 year marriage. I now despise cheaters very much. He ended up getting married to the lady that cheated on her fiancé for him. I haven't really talked to him or anyone on my dad's side of the family because of the divorce. I miss it because I was...
    mclovin31321 mclovin31321 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Today is the second anniversary of my father's

    death.. they say that wounds would heal as time passes.. but as time passes, the more I feel missing him.. I was 29 yo when he left this life..but I still miss him as a baby girl waiting for her dad to come from work.. When he died, I suddenly realized that I would no longer use...
    youaremygift youaremygift 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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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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    I'm 20. My dad died when i was 3.

    I just wish i had some memories of him. I don't know what it is like to have a father. I don't know what it is like to run into his arms or just whine to him how bad my college is or telling him that i have a boyfriend. I'm a strong woman but sometimes, i wish i knew my dad. :
    Taureanmon Taureanmon 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    My dad used to seem like the greatest gift to

    humanity when I was around 5-10 years old, I didn't see him too much but when I did I was so happy, just having the ability to hug him and call him my father lit me up. At age 12 We had a fallout, he'd spit in my face and practically told me I was nothing, I'd cried myself to...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i miss my dad,want him every time

    when i am sad n weak. dad...........i am nothing without u
    ssherry1990 ssherry1990 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    We had an old GMC pickup at our place.

    It was dented and scratched up. Usually muddy and seldom washed. The back always had barbwire and a posthole digger and a few posts. I was 16 and talked my Dad into letting me use it one night. The next morning at breakfast my Dad said he wanted me to ride into town with him...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 4

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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...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 8 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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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    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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    I miss my Dad everyday.

    I pray that he is with God in heaven.
    4in1bodywife 4in1bodywife 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    monaroyalty monaroyalty 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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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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    I was searching for ppl with bad experiences

    with their fathers I am in a state of shock right now my dad died just over a week ago I tried since a child to get on with him to get him to like love or accept me but it was just rejection & sarcasm while his daughter could do no wrong no matter what she did for years they...
    Daveschoice Daveschoice 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I post about this all the time,

    but it's painfully true. Tonight my youth group watched a movie called "left behind" about the rapture. An atheist's mom was saved and she at some point stood there apologizing to her mother beginning with "I don't know if you can hear me..." My dad died suddenly so it's not...
    StrawBracelet StrawBracelet 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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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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    Today is my Dads birthday.

    He has been gone for 11 years now. He did not go gently into that good night. He knew it was a battle he couldn't win but still fought for every extra minute. I miss him every day. He tried to teach me to be a man. Even his death was a lesson on how a man lives, and dies. He...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    For many years, life has been hard

    for us. But now, when it's better, the person whom I really want to share my happiness with, the person who's been there, was gone. Happy 14th, pa.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    At this moment I just want my dad to hold me

    and rock me like the night in January when I was 11. I cried in his arms for what seemed like hours. I wish I could have told him how much that meant to me..I would give up all of the relationships and experiences I have had due to his death just to have him back. He was an...
    StrawBracelet StrawBracelet 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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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