I'm new to this site and saw your post and could really relate. I lost my dad in Feburary after a very quick bout with cancer. He was diagnosed 2/2 and was gone 2/27. There is such an emptiness and void in my life that is so hard to deal with. I've questioned what's "normal" in this process and have yet to grieve and feel guilty about that. I guess in time it will happen. I try to find comfort in the fact that I had my dad for 38 years, but forever wouldn't be long enough, I'm sure you can relate. Thanks for listening.
Thanks so much for your note..I feel the same..my dad raised me to be strong..you helped to remind me of that, thank you. I need to remember that, as he would want me to continue..When did your dad pass? Don, my dad died almost a month ago. That's even hard to write.. It was very sudden, he was young and healthy, and had a lot to live for. I have met people that had lost a parent, but until I experienced it, I didn't really understand. It really helps to talk to you - someone that understands the pain and struggle. I don't have anyone close to me that has lost a parent. I got back to my home a few days ago and am trying to get back into my life but have so little motivation or interest in many things. After he was gone, there were signs, and I felt his spirit. Things happened and I knew it was his doing. Another thing I've heard people experienced, but I didn't understand until it happened to me. I haven't felt that in a few weeks, though. When I did feel it, it brought some comfort. I wish I could have that everyday...just something so I knew a part of him was still here. If I can help you in anyway, please let me know. I'm really enjoying being in touch with you.
I just read your post. My father passed a few weeks ago and what you said really hit home. This is the first loss I've experienced with someone very close to me. It was very unexpected and I feel completely lost. I think it's because not many people I know have lost someone close.
Thank you so much for talking to me. It is strange that our fathers passed away 1 day apart. I am so lonely! I know that I have a lot to live for....my 24 year old daughter and her husband are expecting a baby in July. It is a boy and will have Dad's middle name, Wayne. I also have a 22 year old son and 16 year old daughter.
My mother has breast and lung cancer as well as great difficulty getting around. My half-sister and I do not get along....life is tough! I just want to be with my Daddy again....more than anything. I don't know how to stop this feeling and pain.
karen, i feel your pain, lost my dad 11-15-2009.. i miss my dad, he was my world and your right..i try and take 1 day at a time,, the tears still come down when i see my day laying in his hospital bed..only 62..so young....the memories are what keep me sane..and believing one da we will meet in heaven..hold on to your memories and cherish the good times..hopeing your days will get easier..god bless