12 years old is too young to lose your Dad
by Robyn Jacobson
(Ft Worth, TX, USA)
Although I'm now a woman in my 50's, I still grieve for the loss of my Dad nearly 43 years ago. I was 12, he was only 50, and it was a sudden & unexpected heart attack. I grieved for him and missed him So much as I became a teen-ager, went to college (the same one he did) I looked for substitute men in my life, but I kept coming back to the fact that my Dad was one in a million--kind to me, my Mom, everybody he came into contact with. He was loving and involved in my life and therefore left a much larger void than your "typical" dad of that era. Not only did I miss him, but I missed 'having a father'...in high school, to take me to college, and when I got married. I've been married, I have grown children, but I still feel an empty space where I just miss everything he was to me.