"Hello, I read that your father passed away Sept 9 2012, my father passed away Sept 12 2009.
I have actually not come to this forum to read or write for quite a while but when I noticed your Dad's dates I for a moment thought it was…"
I am so happy that I was able to be of encouragement to you. Yes, the alone time help. That is when I can pray without distractions - phone or door bell ringing. I feel, the alone time get you in touch with your inner most…"
"Thank you so much Diamond for your thoughtful and specific response. It made me feel better about spending quite a bit of time alone now, and actually feeling better in a strange way when I was alone and had all the "room" and freedom to…"
"What helped me with the passing of my Dad - was to have some "quiet" time. This is sometimes not given enough attention. Most people feel you need to be around others - however, my "quiet" time allowed me to grieve…"
"I have the same thing and cant get past what was robbed of me.my time with him because of a decision i made for my disabled daughter my mother did not like. My thing is I feel like he is drifting away from me and oh that hurts
"all I can say is that is the best idea I have evr heard and wish i had thought of something like that when my sister and mother kept me from my Dad and I got an awful phone call hallowwen night he was going to die and didnt even know he was there,…"
"I think every day you do something, or something happens and you realize they are truly gone. I don't think it all happens at once, it's when you want to talk to them or when you want to ask them advice. I find new things happen daily that…"
"Thank you Natasha, and all who have written in to help.
I have another question, when did you realize your loved one was truly "gone" from your life?
Also, I'm experiencing the feeling of "I can't imagine the rest of…"
I lost my mom suddenly at the end of July and she was my bestfriend, totally unexpected to find her passed away when I had been sitting with her 2 hours before.
For the first 3-4 weeks I shut down, I cried and wrote in a journal, and cried…"
I hope that this message finds you in better spirits today. Thank you for commenting on my post. I know that I share a very unique and precious bond with other women who have lost the first man that ever loved us and whom we loved back--our…"
I hope that this message finds you in better spirits today. Thank you for commenting on my post. I know that I share a very unique and precious bond with other women who have lost the first man that ever loved us and whom we loved back--our dads. As sad and painful as my heart aches, I am truly honored and grateful to have been given the opportunity to have such an amazing role model of a man in my life and I'm sure you feel that same honor. I continue to pray for you during this difficult time.....by the way, from the looks of your pictures, your dad has a very warm, and genuine smile...keep that beautiful smile always in your heart and mind.