I love you daddy!!!

by Maria Sherman
(Fort wayne, IN)

My name is Maria and I'm 14 years old. My dad died when I was 10. He was a smoker, drinker, and had diabetes. He and my mom had also divorced when I was only a baby, so I ended up with my grandparents. And by law I had to visit him every other weekend and once every week.
On his 48th birthday, we went to Bandido's for dinner, and they sang to him and everything. It was really nice and I like just being with him.
Well, it all started on May 29, 2008, 3 days after his 48th birthday. I went to visit him after school. He wasn't feeling well, so he spent the entire time on the couch. When my grandpa came over to pick me up, he had this strong urge to take a picture of us both together. Afterwards, I said bye to my dad, and we went home. I never realized that that would be the last time I would ever see him.
The very next day, after school, I was all ready to go to his house for the weekend. He had called and said he was going to the hospital to get a checkup, then come get me. So I was outside waiting. My grandpa opened the front door and called me inside. So I went inside to see what was going on, and when I walked in my grandparents told me he had a heart attack and was in the hospital. He had the heart attack at the hospital.
It felt like the world was ending. I was freaking out, hoping he would be okay. I got to go to my mom's house for the weekend though, but I was on pins and needles about if my dad was going to be okay. But on Sunday night, June 1st, 2008. He died. The doctor's said that he was left too long without help, and that if they were to keep him alive, he would be on life support for the rest of his life, so they just stopped doing stuff on him and let him go. I miss him sooooo much and hope that he's in heaven watching over me. I love you daddy!!

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Jun 28, 2012
I love you Daddy by your daughter Maria
by: Doreen U.K.

Hi Maria
I am so sorry for your loss of your father. You are so young at 14yrs. and this is hard for a young girl to be without her father. You would have some expectations that are now not possible to live out with your daddy.
Maria you sound so mature. This is because you have had to be like an adult in thinking so that you can process things as they are.
Don't put off seeing a bereavement counsellor if you need one. Further down the line you may have issues that bother you even though it has been some 4 years for your to live with the death of your father. It is only when we go on in life and we are having difficulty and cannot understand why? Often a death can inhibit us. Just look out for any warning signs and deal with them as soon as possible so that you can move on with your life and learn to be Happy.
My daughter is also called Maria. She just lost her Dad (my husband) 7 weeks ago. Maria is 31yrs. and she took the death of her father hard. It stopped her from working and she was in a depression. She is back at work. But she will always have issues crop up in her life when she will miss her dad and not have him there to talk to. I wish you all the best in life and that you will be Blessed with people in your life to help you along this difficult road we all travel called LIFE.

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