The Death of My Dad...

has changed me so much.  He died a year ago and we were so close.  I felt such a bond with him.  He loved me so much.  And now that he is gone, I feel very empty.  I am not close with my mother and sister and dealing with this loss alone has been hard.   This is the first time I've lost someone very close to me.  Death is inevitable for all of us, but I want to understand its purpose.  My purpose here on this earth....

adrastos5000 adrastos5000
36-40, M
4 Responses Feb 17, 2009

sometimes just talking will make it a little easyer

thanks guys..i was just venting..it was really bothering me last night.

your purpose may not be know yet, also sorry for your loss of you father<br />
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you are luck to have been close to them i never was close to my parents<br />
if you want or need to talk feel free to do so

I am sorry that you are feeling the loss of your father. I am not sure if you were just wanting to vent, or actually asking a question. It must feel good to get that off your chest, anyways! The answer depends on what you believe.<br />
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If you believe in God or the after life, then it is not goodbye. It is "see you later"! I believe your father is in the most amazing place imaginable. I think your father is watching over you from heaven. I know Heavenly Father is.<br />
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As for a purpose, God has a purpose for us all. Some people might take it lightly, and say: "He who dies with the most toys, wins." "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you may die." "Retire by the time I'm 50, with ten million dollars in savings." After loosing some friends and family members, I know that you cannot take any material thing with you, so why focus on that?<br />
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I believe the purpose of life is to gain earthly knowledge, grow, help and love one another, and find joy.<br />
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There are many books out there that will guide you for your search. The first one I started with (other than the bible) was A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.<br />
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Pray about it, and let God lead you. "Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." John 14:18: "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."