I lost my 'beautiful' father 3 years ago this coming up Tuesday!
My name is Sharon. I'm the youngest of 7 kids. My Dad died June 15, 2007 - that was the saddest day of my life!! My Dad was in the hospital due to some unexplained and unexpected stomach pains. After only a few days in the hospital, he was expected to be released the next day. I remember getting the call from my Mom first telling me Daddy was in the hosp and wasn't doing too good. I remember calling the hosp and them telling me that he was definitely doing better and was going to actually be released the next day - I was very happy and relieved.
I remember getting the call from one of my sisters later that night. I remember when the phone rang, not knowing what was in store for me - I was too emotionally drained from the days' news that Daddy was even IN the hosp that I just couldn't bear to even talk to her - the message went into voicemail. I didn't listen to voicemail for an hour or so - I was too worked up from the news that Daddy was in the hosp and my heart had been on overdrive since.
When I finally did listen to the vm and it was my sister's voice telling me Daddy had died - I was SO CONFUSED and ..... I can't even think of a word that would describe what else!!! I can STILL feel the way I felt that day today as I tell my story - the feeling is STILL SOOO fresh in my being. ..! I MISS MY DAD SOOO MUCH!! I'm the youngest and has ALWAYS been referred to as the 'baby'. I lost my hero that day and my life hasn't been the same since! I still miss him so raw as it is just happened today! Yet I have days where I can remember him and have such joy in the memory - feel sooo much love being blessed to have had a Dad that loved me soooo much.
No matter what was happening he was there for me - I barely got in any trouble with him - no matter what he couldn't stay mad at me. When I used to visit home, he would ALWAYS cry when it was my turn to leave - he wouldn't do that for the others. HE WAS AND IS, TO ME, A VERY, VERY, VERY SPECIAL DAD! Thank you for listening (reading)