I lost my dad, my hero, in December of 2007 and still miss his presence greatly every day. Even knowing that he is in a far better place and that we will once again be together one day helps to get me through the days but I still feel so empty inside without him. In short, life has become more of just existing rather than living. I joined this forum to hopefully help me through these seemingly endless days of loss by realizing that I'm not alone. Being single, having no social life due to my job and being a care-giver makes it difficult not having someone to lend a caring ear.