"I am still grieving the loss of my mother, who passed away on April 15, 2012, my father, who passed away on June 28, 2010 and my cat; who passed away on Aug. 1, 2011. I have been attending Church for the past year and it is helping and I know that…"
"Thank you so, all of you, for your caring comments.
I went to spend time with my Mother on Mother's Day. She was experiencing her first Mother's Day without her Mom, dear little gramma died at the age of 91 last July.
I thank my lucky…"
"Tammy, I'm so sorry that you never had the opportunity to establish that special father/daughter relationship. I know all too well the feeling of betrayal by family members. Some of my extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins) barely…"
"My father died one year ago yesterday, May 15th. He was 66 years old and I am told, had lung cancer. His family betrayed me in the utmost at not notifying me the man was ill or ever acknowledging him as a human being in life, though he…"
"It's terrible and it's not even "the day" yet, so sad for my daughter mostly because she has 3 little girl's without a Mom! And me without a daughter!!! My Mom passed less than 2 months b/4 my only child, Candace. In 2010, I…"
"first mothers day without my mom - very sad -many don't understand unless they have gone through losing their mom- very hard all day yesterday wherever I went people say have a good mothers day - happy mothers day- hard to not cry ;("
"That is good that you have friends who are visiting and calling, and making those connections with you. I lost my Daddy the day before you lost your Mom. I think part of the reason my grief seems so unbearable, is that Daddy's death has shown…"
"It has now been a week since Mom's death on May 4th. Today, I had a close friend to visit me and another one to call to check on how I am doing. Making connections with other people and remembering mama in a positive way has made…"
"My name is Donna...I'm 40 yrs old...I just lost my Daddy unexpectedly last Friday, May 3rd. I don't really know what this kind of site is really all about...I just know that this is the worst thing I have ever been thru in my life, and…"
"So do I! My Mom passed in February of 2010. Less than 2 months later my only child, Candace Rae Watson pased on 4/09/10/ My only child. The only one who really loves me! I know my sister does, she sent me a Mother's day card but…"
I am so sorry about you losing your dad and I wanted to share some words of hope with you. No matter how old he was or how long it’s been since he passed, nothing will ever fill the emptiness he left in your life and that’s because we were not made to die or see our loved ones go.
We can however find true hope in God’s word, the Bible. When Jesus was here on earth he promised: “For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes those alive whom he wants to. Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. (John 5: 21, 28, 29) Jen, you can find comfort in knowing that very soon you will be able to be with your father once again. You will be able to hug him and share wonderful moments with him. Not only will you be together once again, but he will be young and will not suffer from any illness that might take his joy away.
Reading Bible scriptures and knowing what the future holds brings me peace and comfort and I hope it does the same for you. Please feel free to write back to me if you’d like.
My dad has been very close to me these past weeks..... I planned a long trip over my birthday , driving across the country to be in my dads home town- it was one of the nicest birthdays since the last one I spent with my dad a few years ago. I spent the morning showing my children the little town in Kansas where he had grown up, we played in the park where he played, we visited his favorite spots and had lunch in a little restaurant on the dirt-street main st.- my kids were totally charmed, as I had been many times over the years visiting there with my dad. Just as we were pulling out of town , I caught a glimse of an old el camino parked near the old gas station ( el caminos are one of the signs he gives me he is near .....he has always liked them, and always wanted one- I used to tease him because I think they are hideous! I never used to see them around, but since he has passed away, I see them almost every day, usually when I think of him) It had been kind of a tough day, but that made me know he was there with us.
Hi Jen : I know the feelings . I lost my Dad & 11mos later my Mom . It has been several years for me but as their anniversay dates of their deaths approach , I start to become a bit edgy. Each year it's different . I am so happy this site exsists , let's you know your not alone. another site that has helped me was , find a grave . I am able to actually see my parents burial site & leave little flowers and messages , since I do not live in my home state this was a wonderful find for me , maybe for others as well. My comfort is knowing that Mom&Dad are together . It's hard for me ,but I'm learning to adjust the best I can , I have great pics & memories so that can be a little bittersweet . I wish there was a regional conference so we could all meet & see that we are not alone in this , if there is one I hope someone will post it . needless to say March& April are not my best months , but I get through them . this site has also been really helpful . My very best to you . It takes time to adjust , I'm still adjusting , but I'm better than before & they will always be with you in your heart . Take care Vicki
My sister just called me, and let me know my Dads last older brother passed away today......there are just 2 siblings left from their wonderful family of 15 children. Dad and this brother had become pretty close the last 15 years, and enjoyed one anothers company so much. I know they are enjoying a drink together and sharing their crazy stories.....i'm glad they are together again.
March 23rd next month will be 4 years since my mom passed and it still feels like yesterday. It seems as though my life will never feel like a life again. I wonder if I will ever adjust. I'd like to say I wish I had found this website 4 years ago. Thank you all.
hmmmm, just realized that the day has passed- uneventful just like the day one year ago when I last talked to my dad....I did call my mom, because it crossed my mind that each day might be the last day, no matter how trivial the chat, it is something to hold onto. Do I really have to go on so many more years without talking with my dad? I have said it before, but I imagine him passing and how joyful his heart must have been seeing his parents and siblings, friends and family who had gone on so many years before him. He was always a man who looked ahead, never backwards....i wish I could do that.
i can hardly believe it has been almost a year since I lost my dad. a week ago marked the day I last saw my dad alive, the day we said goodbye, and I hugged him, and hugged me for the last time. The day ended up being much harder than I though it would be. soon, the last I day I spoke with him on the phone will be here.......we talked about nothing really. He and mom were canning salmon that day, he told me all about it, and then moved on to talk about the weather as we always did, because that was all there really was left to talk about. I am not sure how it will be on the 20th. I have good days and not so good days, I suppose that one won't be too good.
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father to loss a parent to death is very painful, I too loss both my Mom and two years later my father and the one thing that kept me sane was the promises the scriptures holds before me at Acts 24:15 where it says, "There will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous" You will see your father again! Take comfort in God's written words found at John 11:25~ Jesus said "... I am the reusrrection and the life he that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life" May you find peace knowing our Heavenly cares and promises to make a change in the near future!