I just lost my Hero.
by Don Dixon
Dad & Me- 1966
I am a 51 year old male who just lost his Dad to lung cancer. In just 8 short months, this horrible disease destroyed this wonderful human being! How do you say goodbye to your Father, Hero and Best Friend??? On 7 February 2012, my Dad gave up the long, hard battle. It hasn't even been 2 months, yet it feels like an eternity! Trying to get through the grief is like trying to break thru a brick wall with a toy hammer! How does a person even begin to start over again? It's as if my entire life has been reduced to rubble, and somehow I must find a way to rebuild.
People say, "Things will get better", or "It will get easier with time". So far, I can't see that happening until the day they bury me!
Our family has had nothing but good times together, nothing but great memories. Yet, the only images that I see now are the last couple of months of my Dad's life, when his condition deteriorated rapidly.
I know that I MUST find a "new normal", I just don't know how to begin!
Thanks for listening...