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I Miss My Dad

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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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    I need to get this off my chest.

    I feel that a huge part of me is missing. My father is not dead but he lives eight hours away from me. I live with my mother and siblings in Florida because they are in the middle of a divorce. Deciding to move away from my father and my home is the hardest thing I have ever...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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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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    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 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 told him while he lay there asleep in

    hospital that it was okay for him to go when he was ready, I was holding his hand and it was just me and him there, he had taugh me so many things, his big hands had gently held me when I was little, and I had always felt safe when he was with meI Love You Dad  
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    My father passed away three

    and a half years ago... I never got to say goodbye to him. It came suddenly - he wasn't sick, that I know of. Before he passed, I went a few years without seeing him. Problems at home prevented me from doing so - and whatever was going on in his life prevented it as well. Anyway...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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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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    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

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    I still have him, but he's not my "dad".

    . He's not himself.. Up till I was 6, he was my bestfriend, I'd greet him after work and he'd lift me in his arms and hug me so tight, I'd sit on his lap in his big chair while we watched the history channel together, I'd play with him, we'd go fishing together, he'd jump on the...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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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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    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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    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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    I miss the dad I always wanted

    but never had. I wish I had a caring father but he does not care about me enough to act like one. He is too much of a hypocrite to be a normal human being
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F Oct 21

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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

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 6

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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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    EmmaParsons EmmaParsons 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 19

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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...
    thegrasswillgetgreener thegrasswillgetgreener 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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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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    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 5 Responses Jul 4

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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

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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

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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

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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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    I miss him so bad!!! After the divorce,

    Dad and my brother Benton left me and Mom alone. Benton and I were really close, and so were me and my dad. We were all really close. A close family. But then... the divorce happened, and my dad moved away. At first only twenty minutes away, but now they're in Chicago and I'm in...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28

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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 Oct 17

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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 3 Responses Oct 18

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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 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 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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    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

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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

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    My father died 2 years ago from drugs,

    i didnt really have the best relationship with him,he left me when i was 10 then i found him again when i was 19 and 2 months later he died,and i felt so bad because i was trying to build a relationship with him.
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F Dec 4

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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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    After I lost my father,

    a year and a half ago, I'd sit in hopes of him coming back home through that door at midnight, like every other night. Now? Now I live with the disappointment of him never coming home.
    ThatMazdaDude ThatMazdaDude 18-21, M Nov 30

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    My dad would have been 53 on the 12th.

    Lost him when I was 12. It's been pretty hard.
    Woods93 Woods93 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 21

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    It's going to get worse getting close to

    Christmas. My father sold Christmas trees for years and usually was planning everything arround these days. I saw a friend of ours today, he was with his grand kids building forts in the living room...he's a great guy and a lot like my father...he would of been a great Grand...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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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

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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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    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

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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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    kellyluvzkammy kellyluvzkammy 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17

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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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    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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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

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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

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    My dad was my hero and I loved him

    so much. when my parents divorced when I was 12 I chose to live with him. We were in a caravan at my brothers house for a bit but it wasn't right for long term, so we moved in with my nan. It was hard starting at a new school as it tends to be, And really hard to accept my...
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 22

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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

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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 5 Responses Apr 13

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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