Having a teen dad and then losing him 7 years later....

by Katie
(AR )

My mother and father had me at age 18, they lost out on going to college because they both decided it was best to keep me and raise me on their own. They had a rough start to everything with my mother having seizures while giving birth and almost dying to 7 years later my father having a tragic accident while at work. My father was 26 and a hard worker. He maned up and took on the responsibility at a young age. He gave my mother and I a home, food, and clothes. He took care of us. But on May 23,2001, I was the age of 7 my life turned completely upside down. I lost my hero, my best friend, and the person who is suppose to be there to watch me grow up. My dad was my everything. I was the typical daddy's girl. I miss my dad more then words can describe. Now that I am 20 years old, I can't help but think about all the things he has missed and how much more he is going to miss. He has missed me do first reconciliation, first communion, graduate 8th grade, get my drivers license, play soccer, graduate high school, and get accepted into college. He is going to miss so much more like he will never see me graduate college, never be there to walk me down the aisle or have a father daughter dance, never see me become a mother or ever be able to hold his grandchildren. No one should have to lose their parent at such a young age or even ever! Losing a parent is the worst thing. Although I lost my father so sudden and at a young age it has made me into the strong, independent, and caring woman I am today. I would not be the person I am today if my mother wouldn't have been so strong in this situation. And I thought it was hard on me, I can't imagine losing the love of your life so young and then having to raise a child as a single parent. I miss my father every single day but I am grateful of the time I did get to spend with him. I now know I have the best Guardian Angel watching over me.

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Apr 26, 2014
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for your sweet sweet sweet comment! Thank you for taking the time to write this! My mom is doing so much better now, we both have a great support system and our family has been there for us through the rough times. I come home as much as I can to see her! But thank you again, it has been hard being without him but I have gotten through it!

Apr 26, 2014
Having a teen dad and then losing him 7 years later ......
by: Doreen UK

Katie this is one of the worst areas of life, when someone as young as you loses a parent at a young age when you need this nurturing. It must have been very difficult on your mom having to bring you up all on her own without her husband at her side.
Life can be so cruel to some people. We just never know what is going to happen from day to day. all we can do is to live our lives on a daily basis and put as much into one's life as is possible.
I lost my husband almost 2yrs. ago to cancer and life is so very difficult having to pick up the pieces of one's life. I couldn't help pondering on all those people who had lost loved one's before I did, and what life was like for them. We often just go on with our lives not realising how painful death is, till it touches us first hand. Life then teaches us more about sensitivity in this area. How is your mom doing now? When tragedy strikes it does force one to evaluate life differently from one's friends at your age you lost your father. And often school children can be cruel. When I was growing up many years ago in the UK children would exploit those who didn't have a father and make fun of them. I hope you didn't have to face this battle. If you believe in God it is there that you find your greatest comfort having a Heavenly Father, to care and share one's greatest fears that life throws up. God is A Heavenly Father to all of us whether we know Him or not. There is great comfort in knowing God.

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