A Wonderful, Simple Man

by Melissa
(Waitsburg, WA)

My dad passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 11, 2010. He was driving in his car and suffered a medical emergency (heart attack, cardiac arrest) and actually didn't even wreck the car; but was pronounced dead at the scene. He had just had a physical, and appeared to be in good health.

Like many daughters, I thought my dad was invincible. He was very simple, but was wonderful and loved his family dearly. Sometimes I feel panicky, sometimes like I can't face the day. Other times I feel like I might be getting better. Grieving his loss is exhausting; feeling so many emotions. It seems I cry alot. We have wonderful memories, but I wonder if it ever gets easier. I have leaned heavy on my faith to help me through this, but sometimes even that feels shaken.

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Sep 02, 2010
Keep faith and keep going
by: KH

It's dads like all of ours that make this world such a great place. I always used to say my daddy was the last decent and kind man on Earth.. My daddy was a good man like yours. My heart is sad for your loss, but no, you really aren't alone, and that's what I love about this place; there's other people who actually know your pain, they're not just sorry, but they grieve with you. My prayers are with you. I pray for you to have the strength you need everyday to get through these hard days to come. Take care.

Aug 30, 2010
My Dad
by: HH

My Dad could do anything, He could Paint from a photo, He could build an extension on the house. He Loved to travel, And I am hoping that he is traveling roads unexplored with happiness with my mother, also in Heaven. I Miss him he always knew what to do. And though he appeared gruff and impatient at times he loves his family with a quiet fierceness. I was unable to really grieve his death while taking care of my husband. Do not avoid grief, it will rear its ugly head regardless.

Eventually you will think of the moments that you had with your dad with a smile. Until then just ride the grief roller coaster. Expect good days and bad but in these early days of grief just allow it.

Hoping your ride with grief will be easier as the days pass...

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