I Miss My Dad

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    My dad passed away 2 years ago.

    There isn't a day that goes by without me thinking of him. My grief and heartache will never go away. It's something that I can't change and so I've accepted it and I'm learning to deal with it.
    sooz32 sooz32
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 16

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    Happy Birthday! Dad..

    .... Aww! I love and miss you! You will always be my Guardian Angel....😘
    Missminn Missminn
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2015

    Since my dad died I feel like am going crazy.

    He died in August. Since his head injury in June I have not been the same. I don't know who I am anymore. It is scary really.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    What else is there to say.

    I wanted to talk to you today to hear your voice. This will be week two that we haven't talked. Tuesdays were our weekly phone call to each other. Last Tuesday you died. This Tuesday I cryed, when something happened and I wanted to talk to you about it. And I couldn't
    fallenrach fallenrach
    1 Response Feb 23

    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
    9 Responses Aug 8, 2012

    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
    1 Response Mar 24, 2014

    It's been over twenty-four years

    since dad passed away, of abdominal cancer, and I still miss him keenly, so keenly. He was an amazing man - born in 1922, left school at fourteen, ran to join the army at the outbreak of WW2, and became a boxer there, beating many of the conscripted professionals with consumate...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    My dad left this earth October 10th 2015

    after succumbing to the cancer that was deteriorating his body. In the year prayer diagnoses and before passing he was a strong will and optimistic person. I never once heard him complain about any part of his life. My depression through the holiday season was miserable...I...
    eastbaymini eastbaymini
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Jan 2
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Feb 14

    he left when I was very young

    and throughout the years it has effected me.more then I probably think, however it's now been almost 20years. I know he's out there.. but, not sure I'll ever see him again. it's a messed up feeling running those kinda thoughts through your head. however I know how deep dark and...
    Tiny0420 Tiny0420
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 2

    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

    I heard so much about the first year.

    This is 18 months, and I don't know why I"m having such a hard time. I guess everybody's grief works its way in its own time. It wasn't the first year of his death that hit me so much....it was the first anniversary of when he fell that hit me. That made sense to me...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 15

    The Empty ChairOf all the days given to me,

    I’ve spent most well and some I’ve burned,Of things done and left undone,Of stones pried loose and left unturned.Of all the ribbons left unfurled,Of skies I see that still are blueI know not why still I stand,And you no longer do.Of echoed laughter faded,I can hear...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    I used to be his angel,

    now he's mine. ❤️❤️❤️
    vrcunningham vrcunningham
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9


    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
    46-50, F
    10 Responses Jun 17, 2013

    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
    4 Responses May 10, 2015

    Happy 47th Birthday Daddy.

    I love you. You will always be my superhero <3
    xiuka xiuka
    13-15, F
    Apr 11

    A poem to my Father Hello Father,

    how are you Are you eating well, are you ill Have you found happiness, in your new town? I'll visit you one day, I promise I will, I'm sorry Father, for all my sorrows All my yelling at you for being old and ill, All the moments I ignored you and all you did was love me, Thank...
    goodbyemylastsummer goodbyemylastsummer
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    He moved n I miss him♥️♥️♥️ Sharp

    pains in my heart♥️♥️♥️
    qtbumblebee qtbumblebee
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 13

    I just found out that my dad is dying.

    I wish I could explain how I'm feeling right now. Sometimes, he wasn't a good dad, but other times he was. I haven't seen him in years and to be completely honest, I miss him. Now more than ever. He had a problem with alcohol. In fact, it killed him one time. But he came back...
    BeautifulMistake21 BeautifulMistake21
    16-17, F
    17 Responses Jan 9

    I´m missing my dad really much right now.

    I lost him the 26th of July this year. Rest in peace my precious dad!
    lisa7 lisa7
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    My dad was intelligent,

    kind, generous, fun, silly, brave, faithful, hardworking, and loving. I can't say enough good things about him. I have learned so much from him. The only thing I regret is that I didn't have enough time with him. Within a month he got sick and passed away. It was so fast. I miss...
    Serinderpity Serinderpity
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 7

    Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.

    .. As long as I breathe.. You'll be remembered...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    2-2-16... I wish I could've did something to

    make you more proud of me... you were too young to go.
    Preciselyy Preciselyy
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 10

    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
    22-25, F
    23 Responses Mar 14, 2014

    16 years ago today, I received the phone call.

    I had talked to my father a good 45 minutes. Wishing him a happy father's day. 10 minutes after, the phone rang. My father had another stroke. I talked to his sister, says he was leaving in an ambulance... talked to Mr B, asked him what happened. He told me that the ambulance...
    Blanche08 Blanche08
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    My dad was my hero I lost him

    when I was 9. I miss him so much.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    105 Responses May 22, 2008

    I was going through my baby photos

    when one specific photo caught my eye, it was a picture of me, my dad and my step mom on their wedding day. Although I can't remember anything from my childhood I certainly remember the feeling I had when I spent time with my dad and his wife. He was a pretty darn good parent...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 8
    haileyx3 haileyx3
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 9

    Being a grown teen, I don't think about him

    much anymore. He left me when I was 4. I wish I could have known him. It hits me hard when he crosses my mind. I ache to know the feeling of being held in Dad's arms. I wonder if he misses his baby, too.
    smith821 smith821
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 6

    My dad just died 3 weeks ago today.

    I didn't realize how much I would miss him! I thought that I knew him pretty well, but I've learned so much more about him, while helping my sisters and mom clean out his things. Such a great guy, and what an inventor he was!
    nytro44 nytro44
    51-55, M
    9 Responses Mar 1

    Making my way back slowly.

    My dad passed away last week and we said our final goodbyes today... Many people showed to pay respects and were greatly appreciated... My dad was my best friend and I'm gonna miss him dearly... I could go on and on, but that would be a long read...Thanks to my EP peeps for...
    CrownedSprite CrownedSprite
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    APRIL 20th MIDNIGHT PARTY You are cordially

    invited to a midnight (eastern time) party on April 20th. Please log in on April 20th at midnight (eastern time) to say goodbye to ppl who supported us when we needed help, to those who listened when we felt alone and those who were there middle of the night writing back and...
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch
    41-45, M
    Mar 29

    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

    The more I think about it,

    the more I realize that he really wanted to go. Is it selfish that I wanted him to want to stay just because I needed him?
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch
    41-45, M
    Apr 15

    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
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    The Last Glance Ancient trees tower in dreams,

    Falsely guarding my old… young heart. I see them now… from time to time, Alluding and conspiring to make me forget. Of all the harm visited me, Of all the hurt bestowed, Deepest of all my soul has known, Is the hollow sound of your silence. Those long summer days, nearly...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 10

    It'll be 12 years in ST Patricks Day

    when he passed. I was mostly raised by my mom since my dad passed when I was little, I wished I could get to know him more, unfortunately he was taken away from me before I could get a chance.
    LibertyCityPD LibertyCityPD
    18-21, M
    Jan 24

    Dear Papa, Today is the exact day your heart

    decided to stop beating. They say I was too young back then to remember everything about you. But you know what? I still remember all those bicycle rides in the morning, those food you used to cook, and all those late nights I waited for you to come home. We'll always miss you...
    TjDee TjDee
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2015

    Even if no one reads this

    that is ok. I am writing this for my own sanity. My dad died 5 weeks ago today. I went to a grief counselor last week and he said it takes about 6 months to feel normal again. Great, just great. I dream about him and sometimes it just doesn't seem real. It just can't be...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    A friend posted about missing her Dad.

    I wrote this one about losing my Dad. The Last Glance Ancient trees tower in dreams, Falsely guarding my old… young heart. I see them now… from time to time, Alluding and conspiring to make me forget. Of all the harm visited me, Of all the hurt bestowed, Deepest of all...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 28

    Your gone but not forgotten.

    Been gone a year ago today. I remember holding your hand while you lied in the hospital bed and waiting for everyone to get there to say our goodbyes as we knew it was your time. The nurses kept you alive doing CPR till everyone got there. You were a good Dad.i will see you...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 23

    I go threw the motions everyday.

    But I feel like a shell of a person. It's been 35 days since you passed. I can still hear you in my head. But I'm afraid I'll forget the sound of your voice. the stitches I was using to put my heart back together are slowly unraveling. I love you dad and will never stop...
    fallenrach fallenrach
    3 Responses Mar 22

    I miss my dad. My parents have been apart

    for a long while now. I mean I'm not depressed about it. But I did spend sometime with him for a few weeks. Months ago. I miss his weirdness. His cooking. His cooking is better than my mum. Kinda. He even made my bed for me sometimes. Always made sure there was food so he...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 11

    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
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    I've never admitted this

    nor did I thought that I would, but I miss my dad. Or maybe I just miss having a fatherly figure in my life, as a mentor or guide or supporter. Because my dad's not the best person and it really is a long, dramatic story (one for another day) for why he's that way, it doesn't...
    xCallisto xCallisto
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 21

    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
    19 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    I miss my dad, especially seeing him over the

    weekend for celebrating his 50th birthday. I wish I stay longer and spend with him every day, but unfortunately, got job up here plus my mum is with me along with my brother and my best friends.
    brittafritta brittafritta
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 14

    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
    3 Responses Aug 6, 2013

    Today, I had yet another therapy appt in

    which we discussed my dad. It was recommended (for my own peace of mind) to decide on which legacy I wish to remember him by & deal with that; so that I can eventually move on. Instead of allowing my father to continue to effect me from the grave. His death has been much harder...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 17

    Life can be so harsh.

    .. There's nothing worse than loosing a loved one, but to blame yourself just makes it a million times harder to cope with. I was visiting my parents the one night and there were a few other ppl there. But through the noise and the sound of the TV I could clearly hear my dad's...
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 5

    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
    12 Responses Apr 30, 2015
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