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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 had a flashback recently.

    It wasn't just any flashback, it was one of those deep 'humanly' ones that everyone gets and keeps an bottles up. If you know what i'm talking about, doesn't it feel werhgbuygfhbvksbvkbwenfmsndjnwnf...
    MJchalk MJchalk 18-21, M Aug 14

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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 20 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    My father was an aggressive ,

    violent alcoholic . And even though he used to beat my mother and my brother he never raised a hand against me . My mom wanted to divorce him and in response he tried to kill her 3 times with knife and all those 3 times I was the only standing between them and saving my moms...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    My dad is deployed right now

    and I miss him so much it hurts. I have no idea when he's coming back either and I haven't heard from him in a while. I want him to come home so the emptiness will be filled.
    SuperMoose28 SuperMoose28 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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 live across the country from my dad

    and ever since I was a child he abused my mom and I as well. He was a heavy drinker and it's kind of crazy to think that I still miss him. He was a completely different person without the alcohol. My mom moved across the country and took me at the age of about 9 or 10. I still...
    JustAlostoyster JustAlostoyster 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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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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    An update on the situation.

    .. I swear it just gets worse, he doesn't bother trying to communicate with me unless I contact him first and when i do I get one word answers or a very blunt text. For example it was his birthday Sunday so I text him saying 'happy birthday Dad, hope you have a nice day. I love...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 36-40, 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 10 Responses Dec 29, 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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    My father past away just 6-7 months ago.

    It wasn't "his time" as people keep telling me, my mom cheated, and broke his heart. And did all this other sending him overboard, and well he committed suicide. And I was the one to find him. Like I said before it's only been 6-7 months, and my mom is already looking to date...
    kassidy68 kassidy68 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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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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    He's the only guy that is nice to me.

    But he died years ago. Sick with sepsis and respiratory illnesses due to his smoking, with heart problems too. And he's addicted to alcohol too.He died in that hospital, they did that mercy killing to him. Coz they cannot cure him anymore. That doctor told us to buy that kind of...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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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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    lonewolf4510 lonewolf4510 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I would give anything I own just to talk to him

    again. He died just over a year ago and I miss him more than I can say.
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    My whole life i have always had a close

    relationship with ALL of my family members. But ever since my dad has passed away my family doesn't seem close anymore. Like when we have Thanksgiving or Christmas parties i feel it is a chore for everyone to show up and come together. but when my dad was alive family gatherings...
    armchairlama9 armchairlama9 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    When I was 4 years old my dad passed away four

    days before his birthday it left my mom in depression and I don't know where it put me my teachers tell me I need counseling but it's been 10 years since he passes I don't know if I shod get counseling or if I should just deal with it myself
    derandin1 derandin1 18-21, M Jul 7

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    teawithharry teawithharry 18-21, T Aug 21

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    going on 7 years this month.

    I miss you dad. memories of the good times that we briefly had together. Ive forgive you for everything. I know you always cared and loved me and my siblings. Til that day we meet in heaven. I love you and miss you pop. Always in my heart.
    allencam05 allencam05 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    My Dad died when I was 15 years old .

    So many things I missed with him. ie : graduations , weddings , birth of children . Every day though I am reminded how blessed I was to be me . My Father was a self made man . I love you Dad !
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 5 Responses May 28

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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 you, Dad. I miss you every day,

    but today most of all. I remember you every day, but right now I'd give anything to be able to pick up the phone and talk to you once more. But just maybe, in some way I don't and can't understand, you're physically closer to me now than we've been in a long time. As I write you...
    morganonnet2 morganonnet2 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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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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    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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    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 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 6 Responses Mar 9

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    I think I need someone to speak to about my dad

    but I'm afraid of bugging people about it
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 3

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    My dad passed away three

    and a half years ago and I still miss him. I believe everything would be better if he is still around :(
    tinia1 tinia1 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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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 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I have lost my grandma

    and me dad 😔 But I still look ahead
    saulcabrera saulcabrera 70+, M 4 days ago

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    The Last Time...

    The last time I saw my dad, I didn't know it was going to be the last time I saw him.  I was on a break from college, and I had come home for my 21st birthday (a few days before).  I don't remember much of what I did for the few days I was home, but I do recall my dad looking...
    SailN SailN 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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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 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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    Lost him three and a half years ago.

    .. Can't believe it's been so long. Things get easier with time but it's still not the same. I feel guilty if a day goes by and I haven't thought about him or prayed for him. :( Should I be so caught up with my life that I would forget the only man I could ever count on? It was...
    livelovelaugh93 livelovelaugh93 18-21, F Jul 17

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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 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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    It's been two months.

    This pain is killing me. Right now one of my concerns is not to forget the sound of his voice or his smell. It sucks. I think movies can never capture and portray the real feeling of losing someone. In movies, you get how they feel. You get everything. Every feeling has words...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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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 5 Responses Apr 13

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    He passed away in march.

    The day after his birthday. I found him on the floor of his room on his birthday. What a way to celebrate. I have held strong for as long as I can but I miss him so much. It is so hard to let go. He was sick for years due to smoking and back pain so I know he is better off. I...
    kimmydon kimmydon 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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 3 Responses Feb 15

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    i miss his scent, i miss his laugh,

    i miss the way he treats me, i miss the way he said the food that i make is really good -even its not delicious enough-, i miss have some conversation with him, i miss his warm hug, i miss the way when he called me sweetheart, i miss the way he wake me up in the morning with the...
    dittayu dittayu 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    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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    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 woke up so sad this morning - it's been over

    a year since my Dad died yet often I just get sad feelings at the strangest time. This morning I felt a longing, a sad ache for times gone by…..this space is familiar yet the emotions never fail to surprise me….I know he wouldn't want me to linger here too long - there is...
    tikimon tikimon 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 7

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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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    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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    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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    Four years today. Was out at the cemetery

    earlier,that's the third time now I've been able to go without crying. I feel so defeated when I cry. And now I'm on the verge of sobbing. I miss him.
    LoneDreamer11 LoneDreamer11 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I miss my dad very much,

    he'll be gone 30 years this November but I still miss him a lot.
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Jul 28

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