I love my Dad.

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Miss my dad so much

Started by Rebecca Clemens Mar 7, 2018.

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Comment by dream moon JO B on August 22, 2018 at 5:08pm

sorry on loss of dad ammada it lst on hear u ca can say we feal 

Comment by Amanda Stout on August 21, 2018 at 3:19pm

Hello to you all in this group... My name is Amanda and like each of you I lost my Dad too, April 19, 2005... My dad was/is My Best Friend, My Strength, My World and My Hero... I was 25 when God called him home, Daddy was 59... For 20 years he faught a battle with Type 2 Diabetes, he was diagnosed at the age of 39... I can remember being 5 years old and the nurse teaching me how to give him a shot, having me practice on an orange... Its been 13 years since he passed and I struggle to this day, my mother has told others I've lost peace, I'm not the same... Maybe she is right, I carry tons of guilt because it was me who had to sign papers saying just let him be comfortable, don't resuscitate, nobody else, not my mom (they were still legally married), my papaw (dads dad) or my aunt (dads sister) even though they were all there, they only said "do what you think is right"... I try to accept things but some days I have set backs... So, I found his group maybe not by accident (because I honestly found this whole site that way) maybe I was meant to find this group, a place where each of us have something in common/bond but complete strangers... My Heart Breaks for each of you, I know your pain and your struggle... I have been told as long as we keep our Loved Ones memories alive they are alive, I believe each of our Dads stories should be told... My Hearts are with You All...

Comment by Adam Fisher on August 7, 2018 at 6:20pm

Just lost my Dad the day before Father's Day.  June 16, 2018.  I miss him every day and I love him still.  He used to take me fishing as a kid no matter how hot it was and how miserable he was watching me fish, he would go.  I miss talking to him on the phone and just hearing his voice.  I can't go a day without feeling some sort of despair, but I have to go on.  I gained so much weight and sank into a deeper depression.  He wouldn't want to see me like this.  I don't want to see me like this.  I will see him again.  He is waiting for me in Heaven, and I'm sure he will greet me when I get there.    

Comment by zevi on August 3, 2018 at 1:32am

my dad would hug me like i was the most special person in the world. when he died i lost a dad, a friend,and a mentor. my whole world looked different. it all seemed darker and more confusing. i know he would want me to find peace and joy life. he died 2 years ago and sometimes i still wait for his call. my dad was larger than life. but i guess he wasnt larger than death.

Comment by Gilda on March 17, 2018 at 3:11am
Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! I remember how my dad and I used to have corned beef and cabbage every year without fail. During Lent he would bring home hot cross buns. On Easter he would buy big cookies shaped like rabbits, ducks and chicks, and a big Easter lily that smelled so sweet. I miss him so much. He was the nicest man I ever knew.
Comment by dream moon JO B on March 13, 2018 at 1:12pm

me 2 missin dad gilda i am

Comment by Gilda on March 6, 2018 at 5:23am
Missing my dad as much as ever. Such a sweet man deserved so much more happiness than he got to enjoy. Life is so unfair.
Comment by Jennifer on January 19, 2018 at 9:44am

Thank you Gilda and JO B. 

I really appreciate your kindness and support. I know without any doubt that my Dad is with me just has he always has been. 

much love ~

Comment by dream moon JO B on January 18, 2018 at 7:59am

its bean nealy 6 yrs for me 

it still can be bad lk mad

sum days it can still me coz dad is no longr hear i miss him

sorry for yore loss jenfer i am 

Comment by Gilda on January 18, 2018 at 6:18am
Dear Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss.  I wish you peace and comfort.  Losing a beloved parent is one of the hardest things in life, especially after losing your children's dad. A friend of mine who also lost her father was reading the New York Times where they had a story about grief.  There is no "magic" cure for grief. Two authors of books on grief basically said there is no right way or wrong way to grieve and there is no timeline for grief either.   They recommended doing what works to make you feel better and stop those things that don't. It is important to allow yourself to tell your story over and over until you can accept your loss. Many relatives, friends and acquaintances aren't comfortable talking about sadness, which is why it is often necessary to seek help from online grief forums, grief counsellors and grief support groups.  Most people who aren't currently in grief or who are in denial will tell you to get over it.  Not everyone is as sensitive or bonded to their father the way we were.  The more people tell you to get over it, the harder you will hang onto it.  You really need to get your feelings and memories about this devastating experience out, over and over, until you come to terms with your grief. 

You will never be completely over it, but you will learn how to live with your grief. You will be happy again, over time, but not in the same way.  Death is a natural part of life, so whoever designed our brains has included everything we need to cope with death (even our own).  We just need to believe that we will get through our grief and that we will be stronger and wiser as a result of our suffering.

Unfortunately, grief is the price of love.  The more we loved someone and interacted with them the harder it is to let them go, but this is something practically every human being has to deal with at some point.  The only alternative is not to love anyone at all, but as Leonardo da Vinci once said, "A life without love is no life at all."

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