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I Miss My Dad

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

    .. As long as I breathe.. You'll be remembered...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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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 110 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 25 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    I feel so lost today.

    I can't concentrate and my short term memory is horrible. My brain is in a fog. I am walking in a dream. I don't know who I am anymore. I wish I could will myself to not feel this way but I can't. Most people just don't understand what this feels like. I don't understand...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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    Christmas was always a big deal in our little

    house. We didn't have much, but my dad did the best he could with what he had. Growing up our only source of income came from the flea markets we'd set up at twice a month, sometimes more...sometimes less. We drove two hours for one in Tennessee once a month because it was the...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    l really need you right now.

    You made me feel important. You made me feel like I mattered and that I was of value even when I didn't feel of value myself. I need you. I need someone to be proud of me. Please come back to me somehow.
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 8 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    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...
    Mark621 Mark621 51-55, M 6 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    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 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 8

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    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

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    Today I saw his face

    and heard his voice in my mind. I felt his spirit. I cried and cried. It will be 5 months on Sunday since he died. I want him to stay with me
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 8 Responses Jan 19

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    This holiday season has been an emotional

    roller coaster for me.This will be the first Christmas without my dad. He loved the holidays because it meant the entire family got together and enjoyed good food,conversation and gifts. Today was very hard as I celebrated my 1st birthday without him.Although the pain of his...
    KAYDUBAU KAYDUBAU 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    Hi Dad. It's me again.

    I have been thinking about you again. Do you remember the time we all went camping? You rented a canoe and you and that brother and me went fishing? I caught a fish, a blue gill I think it was. I freaked out when it was in the boat. I could have tipped the boat over since I...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F Jan 9

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    My father died of a glioblastoma tumor in his

    brain in 2001, and during the funeral and immediate grieving process, my emotions were completely blocked out. The heartache and grief that i was supposed to feel wasn't there, and it took a couple of years for me to start getting sad about his death. It wasn't that i was...
    KW444 KW444 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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    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 26-30 10 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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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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    I am thinking about you again Dad.

    So many memories come back to my mind. Remember when we would go to outdoor musicals? We saw Evita once and there were a few others. That was so much fun. Mom really liked going too. Those were some good times you know. I always did love music. I miss the sound of your...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 1 Response Jan 2

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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 hate funks. I really do.

    I know they only creep around when I allow them to seep into my mind and tarnish all the pretty thoughts and memories I have up there. I wish I wasn't so susceptible to getting knocked off course. I was fine until I looked at a calendar. My dad's birthday is Friday, which I...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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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 2 Responses Apr 24, 2015

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    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

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    I will get through this day.

    I will smile while I think of him fondly instead of cry. I will hold my head up and let the sun that once kissed his cheek kiss mine. I will laugh from the heart and hear a faint sigh of relief from him over my shoulder. I will be strong, affix my crown on my head and...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 11 Responses Jan 29

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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 3 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    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

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    First Christmas without my dad.

    I think I am the only one that really misses him. I don't know how to live a nor a life without him here. There is a huge hole in my soul and a never ending aching that will never go away. I am so lost without him here. I want to see him alive again
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    My dad was my hero I lost him

    when I was 9. I miss him so much.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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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 9 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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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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    Would you know my name If I saw you in heaven?

    Would it be the same If I saw you in heaven? I must be strong, And carry on, 'Cause I know I don't belong Here in heaven Would you hold my hand If I saw you in heaven? Would you help me stand If I saw you in heaven? I'll find my way, Through night and day, 'Cause I know I...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 17

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    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...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 8 mins ago

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    On January 11th, 1944,

    72 years ago this month, my father flew on the 8th Air Force mission to Oschersleben, Germany ... it was one of the 3 most difficult 8th Air Force missions of WWII ... he was in the lead group of the second wing ... only two planes, of the seven in his group, returned to base...
    questionWeaver questionWeaver 56-60, M 7 Responses Jan 16

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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 13 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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    I can't fall asleep because I keep dreaming

    about my dad and I feel such pain that I wake up
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Jan 2

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    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...
    justgettinby justgettinby 36-40, M 7 Responses Jan 23

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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 3 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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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, 2015

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    I always had in my heart,

    when I have a son I would Name him "Maaiyukkh Rubbaiyat Rashid" May be a nick name..Al .Ghafoor. My Father, El Rahsid.. Who was fluent in Farsi. I grew up knowing little more than my buddies/playmates... I am so thankful to my mother. Who carried, teaching my father legacy after...
    soulgonetoitsmate soulgonetoitsmate 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Hi Dad. I just need to talk to you again.

    I am missing you again. I want you to know I will never ever forget you. Not ever and I will love you forever. I am trying to move on and I hope you understand I might not think about you as much during the day but that doesn't mean I don't love you. Please know and remember...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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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

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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 2 Responses May 1, 2015

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    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 16 Responses Jan 9

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    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...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 6 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I only remember tidbits of my early childhood.

    My parents finally divorced when I was 7. I overheard each of my parents in conversations with others say that things were working out until I was born. I was the youngest of 4 and evidently a surprise. I was born on a 110 acre farm in Southwestern Michigan. I have random...
    runningsage runningsage 51-55, M Dec 23, 2015

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