I My Dad Died and I Never Got to Say Goodbye

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 202 People

    My Father Will Never See Me Married, Or Have Children.

    My dad died on January 15th, 2012. He had only been sick since DEC. 21st. His first stay at the hospital he was released the day before Christmas. Christmas 2011 was the last day I saw my dad before he died. I never thought he would leave us so quickly, especially after he was...
    msslpy msslpy
    26-30, F
    Apr 11, 2012

    My dad died the other day.

    I just need someone to talk to who went through something similar
    cameronaa cameronaa
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2016

    I'm Only 26, We Were Supposed To Have More Time...

    My dad died on June 29th. He was a 55 year old over-weight diabetic and alcoholic with Hepatitis C. But he had been these things for all or most of my life, so his death came as a shock. For a large portion of my life (ages 14-23) we didn’t have much of a relationship. And...
    Athingwithfeathers Athingwithfeathers
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2011

    Focusing On The Positive

    I realized that I've been focusing on the negative aspects of my father since he passed away. It killed me to admit that I shared those things with him. I know that doesn’t define who I am. Even though we share some negative similarities we also share some positive things...
    deleted deleted
    May 4, 2013

    I Love You Dad

    my father and I hadn't spoken in 4 years. he was abusive toward my mom and I got her away from him. I never hated him, he always loved and did right by me....I just did what I had to do for my mom. For those 4 years, I have had dreams about him quite often. Today, I received the...
    shredaholic86 shredaholic86
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

    I Cant Believe My Dads Gone

    My Dad was rushed into hospital on saturday 7th May and pasted away Sunday 15th May 2011.  He was a diabetic, over weight and had lots of medical problems for a long time, he hated visiting the doctors and was petrified of hospitals.  On the Saturday morning I had a call from...
    lisathompson1969 lisathompson1969
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 23, 2011

    Not Even Hello...

    Actually, I never even got to say hello. I never lived with him. I met him a couple times when I was five, but don't remember it. He died from an overdose of heroin when I was nine (as did my aunt). I found out on my 10th birthday, but never got to go to the funeral since the...
    5thMarauder 5thMarauder
    13-15, F
    Nov 3, 2012

    I Miss Him Everyday

    I was 6 years old when my daddy died. Him and my mum had already divorced by then but he lived nearby and I would stay with him most weekends. It was a normal Friday evening at my Dad's except he had an appointment with the Doctor because of a migraine, but he wasn't going to be...
    superhans91 superhans91
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    I Was 10

    I had recently been in a near-death experience and had just gotten out of the hospital. I was in a wheelchair with my left leg and right arm both in a cast. I learned that my father had died of a heart attack during surgery for colon cancer. At the time, I was unaware that he...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Apr 8, 2012

    No One Told Me

    I last saw my dad when i was 6 because of his drinking, i hoped to see him at my elementary school graduation, nope, nor my middle school, so i went into high school and he just had to come to that graduation, nope, three months in to my freshman year he died. he died on a...
    lpkate22 lpkate22
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    It was my mom who passed without notice

    and I miss her so much, she's watching with your dad, bet both of them are smiling at us right now
    sammieyambo sammieyambo
    66-70, M
    Aug 24, 2015

    I really miss him so much

    and jt's tearing me apart:'(
    RolaShayto RolaShayto
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 30, 2014

    My world and life as I knew it was shaken

    when I got a voicemail on the morning of November 16, 2015. My dad had passed out at work and as he was falling he hit his head on the floor. He was transported to a hospital 2 hours away from where we live and had surgery to remove blood clots on the brain that night. He was a...
    occtebow occtebow
    31-35, F
    Jan 12, 2016

    Estranged From My Dad, Wish I Could've Talked To You Again

    Being estanged will probably be the biggest regret of my life. He was the love of my life, and i dont know why we both stopped trying. Dad found me on facebook and sent me a little message saying he missed me and gave me his number. I know that as soon as i worked up the nerve, i...
    sadebonyeyes sadebonyeyes
    Oct 15, 2013

    The Greatest Person I Know

    He passed back in 2002 to cancer. I never had the chance to say good bye. I do know he is with me everyday in spirit because no matter how hard times get, I can still pull through them all as if he were right beside me. Not a single day goes by where he is not in my thoughts. He...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 19, 2012

    Was I Wrong For Not Going?

    The night Daddy went into the hospital, it was after ten in the evening. I was already in my nightgown and my hair up in rollers. I couldn't get anyone to cover me that late and told Daddy I couldn't. He called his buddy to take him - he didn't think he could drive and I didn't...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    I'M Sorry Dad. I Miss You So Much

    from my yearly childhood, my parents neglected me and never seems to care about me. there were times i wish i was dead. i grew up full of hatred and anger. 8 yrs ago my father died and i didn't shed a tear. i hated him so much i didn't even care whether he died or not. after 5...
    Lesaneparishcrooks Lesaneparishcrooks
    36-40, M
    Feb 25, 2013

    The Sky Daddy That Is Not Mean

    I was atheist at one point in my life, not believing that we all have a Heavenly Father, Mother, Family, and Friends. I looked at the world we live in, which yes there is pain, and thought the creator was just angry and unforgiving all the time. So I didn't have faith. But as...
    dreamsandliberty dreamsandliberty
    Jun 16, 2013

    Loosing My Dad

    I know we will all be subject to death and loss, but I never imagined I would lose my dad like this. I'm 19 and my dad and I did'nt always get along. I guess I'am like he was, sensitive and defensive at times. He was just starting to become a bit more understanding of my way of...
    shellthalia shellthalia
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2011

    Not Enough Time.

    My dad died when I was 10 so it's been 6 years. Long story short, he had been diagnosed with cancer, given 6 months to live and a week later he fell into a coma and passed away. I was in the room when he passed, but I never got to say goodbye. Because the cancer was in his brain...
    hopelesslyl0st hopelesslyl0st
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2012

    He Was a Damn Good Guy

    When I was five, my parents got divorced. I loved spending time with my dad in his apartment, along with my four siblings. We had so much fun. Nintendo, ravioli, glow-in-the-dark stars, crickets, basketball, and Ruffles The Works chips. That's what comes to mind as I think of his...
    klc1001 klc1001
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2008

    um... my dad died when i was three years old.

    I'm 12 now, but I still can't move on. I never got to say goodbye, or to say I Love You. Or to hug him one last time. Today, I forget almost everything about him even though I think about him every single day. I'm depressed and suicidal, and honestly, one of the reasins why I...
    brokenangelwithalostsoul brokenangelwithalostsoul
    18-21, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    My dad died on February 14,

    2010 (valentines day) I'm the one who found him dead in bed, I was 13 years old. We didn't know what happened, he was only 35. Turns out it was a narcotics overdose. Also turns out his friend drugged him which is considered murder. And he got away with it because of lack of...
    hannahphalen hannahphalen
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    I Lost Hope.

    I was a simple person. I lived everyday with no care in the world. I loved playing in the rain. I loved swimming in the rain too. If I was to continue telling you how I was like before, I’d start lying because I simply don’t remember what I was like before my world crumbled...
    blueoceanfloor blueoceanfloor
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    I'M So Sorry

    My father passed away from cancer in 2001. I was only 11 years old at the time. I had never met him and was finally given the chance to meet him before he died. I turned it down. He died shortly after that so I never got to say goodbye. It hurts everyday knowing I'll never get...
    skyyalexxis skyyalexxis
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2013

    My mom and I were on the way to the hospital

    when we got the call. Even though he had been unconscious all morning, I would have given anything to say a proper goodbye
    LoneDreamer11 LoneDreamer11
    18-21, F
    May 18, 2015

    Happy Birthday Dad!

    Your birthday is Thursday, and it has been about 4 months since you left us. For the longest time I held hope that you would turn around and make yourself better. It could have been so easy for you to just pick yourself up and love yourself. I remember talking to mom when I was...
    aprilriver aprilriver
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 29, 2011

    I am in the Navy, been overseas

    for 3 years. My father just became a part of my life about 4 years ago. My mom wouldn't let me see him for almost 13 years. I took the time to rebuild our relationship from the ground up. Called him every weekend and saw him ever 4th of July, we used to go camping every 4th...
    itisbob7 itisbob7
    26-30, M
    Aug 1, 2014

    Lost Father Age 10

    When i was 10 years old... one night my mum and dad were fighting.. and i laid in my bed hearing alot of yelling then they finally decided to go to sleep.. the next morning.. i felt my father give me a little kiss on the forehead.. then went off to work... i went to school...
    VampireWarrior1620 VampireWarrior1620
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2008


    You were my hero You were the one whom read me my bed-time stories ! You were the one who used to wake me up by singing softly in my ears . You were the one I came running to when I made a mess You were the one whom dried my tears. But now , you are the reason of the tears in my...
    wendu44 wendu44
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2012

    My dad died when I was nine years old.

    He had many things wrong with him. Diabetes, kidney failure and stones, and he's had two strokes. My dad would take every opportunity to teach me, and cater me to be a good person. But me being young and clueless, I thought he was just giving me a hard time and only cared about...
    MadisonDeLonge MadisonDeLonge
    16-17, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    A 5 year old girl had a panic attack.

    he passed away, she left and never looked back. She loved her daddy so much. That little girl was me. lost little soul wondering why her daddy never came home to rock her to sleep. He told me he loved me and then he was gone... I tried to look happy in front of my family but i...
    kjonesr kjonesr
    22-25, F
    Jul 8, 2014

    My dad was in the hospital

    for a month, he was hiding the fact that for the past 4 years, he had a really rare cancer which was heart cancer. Rarity : 1/4,000,000 people. This cancer usually takes 6 months to a year to kill, but my dad fought it for four years. The fact that I never knew that he had...
    ShadowSoldier1234 ShadowSoldier1234
    16-17, M
    Aug 16, 2015

    My dad committed suicide

    when I was 17 years old. It was 2 weeks before I graduated highschool. I had called him 2 days prior to have a conversation about college plans. I wanted to ask him if he could help pay for my first semester at a community college. He wasn't home so I left a message with his...
    uliej28 uliej28
    41-45, F
    Oct 24, 2014

    I miss you, I love you.

    You cared even when I did not. You made me laugh and cry. You taught me about life. I never got to say goodbye.
    Littlebikiechick Littlebikiechick
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2014

    my dad was late for my first birthday .

    so he was racing home to get to my party with a present for me. well he ended up getting in a car accident and rolled the vehicle and got thrown out of the car . hours and hours went by and my mom got worried and my fathers sister ended up going to look for him. hours later she...
    DarkKnights10 DarkKnights10
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    My Dad Died When I Was A Baby And My Step Father T 14

    I was 2 months old and was newly born and my parents had gotten in a fight because my father wanted to work. He left on Easter and didnt come back, he was on a tractor and flipped of a trailer and died instantly. Even though i never said goodbye i at least said hello. My mom...
    kkelle0780 kkelle0780
    18-21, F
    Dec 13, 2012

    I didnt know it was a heart attack.

    I thought it was just a cold.
    mairesequin mairesequin
    18-21, F
    Jul 17, 2014

    It Doesn't Bother Me That Much.....

    Firstly I would like to clarify although it says I'm 22-25 I'm really 17 ( get more perks by being over 18 on this site.. so...) Well to begin. My dad died when I was 11 (in 2006). They don't know how he died, he just went to sleep and never woke up. He was away in another city...
    adhd101 adhd101
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2011

    No Father'S Day For Me My Father Past Away December 1999

    My Father Past Away back in December 1999.I've had now this being 14 years without a living Father.There hasn't been anything I can look at on "Father's Day"Only that 14 years now Not having a Living Father.
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 15, 2013

    Things I Wish I Would Have Said

    April 1st 2006 was the day i lost my Dad,to a sudden massive heart attack.My father and i were very close.As far back as i could remember,even as a small child.I wanted to go with him wherever he went.3 Days before he passed away,we had a argument,nothing serious,but a...
    mike1458 mike1458
    31-35, M
    5 Responses May 17, 2011

    17 Years Ago

    My father passed away this year on January 28th. I miss him… I don’t miss him for the same reasons most people do. My father was the most horrible father you could ever have. Instead of spending time with my sister and I (when my mom left us) he would take us to his...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 29, 2013
    Jovanite Jovanite
    16-17, M
    Jun 30, 2015
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