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