Just Lost My Dad

I just can't accept the fact that my dad is now not with us anymore. Just a mere eight years ago he walked me down the aisle in my mom's wedding dress (oh, how proud was he!).

There are five children, we don't communicate, there is no support. I feel all alone. But dad was always so proud of each and every one of us.

To me, it feels like dad has just passed when it's already been a week, everything so fresh. I know in mind he's where he needs to be, but I miss him so...

And there is just nothing that can describe the hurt....

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Feb 16, 2014
Dad
by: Anonymous

It's nearly a year since I lost my dad, and I have been really strong in coping with it, but recently I 've started to feel really down, burst into tears if anyone talks to me. Everytime I close my eyes I see him on the nite he died, I have actually been feeling physically sick and the anxiety I have is only adding to it, is this normal after a year, could I be just starting to properly grieve now . X

Jan 23, 2014
losing my dad
by: sally-ann

My dad died on the 27/9/13.it is the hardest thing i have ever had to deal with.
i just never see my parents getting older. I have such a fear of death.
dad had prostate cancer.unfortunately it wasn't spoke about. I just can't seem to get over the grief.i went to see dad with my daughter.in the chapel of rest.he looked so peaceful.all i wanted to do was to get a pillow for his head.
i feel very selfish as i want my dad back.but he was in so much pain.

Oct 01, 2013
Just numb and in pain at the same time
by: Andy

It was my Dads funeral yesterday, and tomorrow he will have been gone two weeks. I and my Mum, brother and sister were with Dad when he passed but still it doesn't seem real. I've just now been looking at some pictures of him, and he is still so very much alive. He was such a deeply loved and respected man by me and so many people, and it kills me that I'll never see him again. I'm 48 so not a young man any more, and I've felt grief in my life, but never anything like this. We knew it was coming, he was given only 3 months ofter a cancer diagnosis. I had never hugged him and kissed him and told him I loved him ever before the cancer, we were never that kind of family, but I tried to make up for it in the last 3 months. He was my Dad my friend and my mentor. and it hurts so so much. The last 2 weeks have just been a blur, and although I've cryed a few tears, for some reason tonight it's just hit me big time and I can't stop sobbing. He was just such a good bloke.

Aug 27, 2013
Can time help?
by: Anonymous

I lost my dad on may 1st suddenly after a heart attack. The phone call in the middle of the night didn't seem real at all. I don't even remember crying. I called my sister and told her, I spoke at his funeral, i picked songs and organised things and somehow found myself being the strong one even though I'm the youngest of three. I struggled in the following months and now can hardly talk about it. It seems everyone else is moving on fine and i just can't deal with it. I loved my dad more than anything and I am so much like him. I just want to know if after time it will be easier? Because it just gets harder for me.

May 21, 2013
Me too
by: Anonymous

To who posted "lost my dad in an accident," my dad dies=d in just the same way in an accident my mom and I were also in. I don't know what to do without him. My mom is totally lost.

Apr 28, 2013
I can relate...
by: Anonymous

I lost my dad two years ago from cancer, one week before I turned eleven, I'm 13 now. I can remember the day as if it was yesterday. My mum was sleeping at the hospital with him and my auntie came to sleep over at my house to take care of us, that morning before we went to see him, my auntie said to me 'do you think dad will be there for your birthday?' And I replied 'I hope so'. When we got to the hospital my uncle said that he's breathing patterns had changed, then a few hours later I watched him die. I was devastated as I was 'daddy's little girl' I miss him so much and it still hurts!
Any advise to how to get through it? The only thing that I have done for the past two years is cry myself to sleep :(
I understand your pain guys, I'm going through it as well.

Apr 11, 2013
lost my dad in an accident
by: Anonymous

I lost my papa on 24th march 2013 in a brutal accident. I am so angry at God, my papa was crushed to death. Putting up a brave face for my mummy is so painful. It's like I am gonna collapse, drown.. that sinking feeling is not going. I just want him back. I can't deal with this. I can't. Papa come back please.. Your fragrance from your clothes is fading away. Where should I look for you. You fixed my wedding, how on earth can I start a new life without you. Your death is a mistake. All this is a mistake. come back papayi, come home.

Apr 11, 2013
I just lost my Dad too !
by: Anonymous

And it hurts sooo much, He was so loving and caring, The wife left for 5 days to go see her mother and my 18 year old daughter is at school, So its grieving time. It's been 3 weeks now, wow how time flies anymore. See, I live in Japan now, Married to a Japanese alcoholic wife, Dad always hated drinkers. I want to leave now, I am soo sad right now. Soon there is going to be a big change around here, Dad's going to Hawaii to cook on the tug boats. Aloha to my daughter, I did my best at raising her. Drinking is more important to my wife than me. I have to go soon. Sayonara. Please come and visit me anytime my beautiful little girl.

Apr 05, 2013
i lost my dad
by: Anonymous

i lost my dad when was 2 but its been 12 years and i cant get over his death i cant cope i need some advice plz if any one could give me some advice i would help alot thanks

Mar 28, 2013
my heart is breaking
by: Anonymous

My dad died 2 weeks and 2 days ago. He had some health problems but it was sudden and unexpected. He was only 62. I can't believe he's gone, he was such a good kind man. I love you dad.

Dec 26, 2012
Losing great dad
by: Anonymous

I just lost my dad on dec 13 2012. He was just recently diagnosed with cancer on dec 4th. I spent almost everyday with him. Telling him how much I love him. Thanking him for being a great dad. It has been hard for me accept that he is not with us anymore. I miss him dearly. I cry everyday. Think about him all the time. I feel empty. I know I will see him again. I still feel sad. Our first Christmas without him was hard. I wish this pain will go away soon.

Dec 11, 2012
figuring it out daily
by: Anonymous

I lost my dad on 6-12-12....I lost my pastor and best friend when my dad passed. I have never had to deal with anything like this in my life. I knew I would have to one day, but did not expect it so soon. It is hardest when everyone goes back to their normal life and they think it has got easier on you when in reality it has not. Only those friends that have lost their parent will keep calling and checking in. Sometimes they do not. I just wish that my friends would talk to me about my dad. Everyone loved him so much and now its like they do not want to bring him up thinking it will bother me. I love talking about him and remembering all the great times. It is hardest when I slow down after work or before bed and I just imagine all the different things he would say or do. Even how he would sit or stand or laugh or hug me. My dad told me the night he died he was proud of me like he knew something was going to happen. I want to help other people that are going through this one day, but I have to figure out for myself first how to cope with it.

Nov 24, 2012
He meant everything to us....
by: Jim

What can a person, a parent mean in your life? My Dad meant everything. He was the wisest, kindest, most hardworking man I ever knew. He'd give you the shirt off his back to warm you, to give you comfort because he believed in sacrifice for those he loved. But not only that, for anyone he met that needed help. They just don't make them like my Dad now. My Dad's grasp of the human spirit was a beloved thing. He did what he did because he loved people and he loved helping people. He gave more than he ever took. Respect? I had more respect for him than anyone I've ever met. I loved him with all my heart and I still do, till I die. He's just not with me anymore, nor ever will be. I'm having a hard time dealing with that. He passed away only last night. I can't help but believe that his reward is paradise. If anyone deserved it, he did. If ever someone deserved it, my Dad did. He's there...

Sep 11, 2012
i know the hurt
by: julie t

Dont cry and do not punish yourself, in the whole of my life on this earth I didn't think anything could hurt more than loosing a parent, you kind of think when you were a child that they would be there forever, then when you grow up things start to happen, they grow older they get ill or or poorly, you put it down to "life" to "age" and then you have to accept they will some day go, but it is heartbreaking and as much as we want them here with us there comes that time when they do in fact "go", it is horrendous it is the without doubt the worst time in my whole life, when my dad died I felt the most awful i have ever felt in my entire life i had never felt so sad, so depressed, so tearful so sad so grief stricken, at one point i thought i was going mad but I have got through it,.. it is pure grief, it is the grief and that is what we do to heal the missing, the memories and the road to carry on, we never forget, we dream of that person and in my belief if they are in our dreams then they are never gone x

Mar 31, 2012
im 13
by: Anonymous

my dad died 12/23/11 i miss him he wasnt even 36. i just wonder why it happend but i know that hes in a better place and that he doesnt have to suffer. my mom said that right now the nombness of the loss is whering off and its becominng harder.i just think writing will help and i can relate.

Jan 03, 2012
loss of a dad
by: Anonymous

I just lost my dad suddenly two weeks ago at his h(12/16/11) and can't understand it all. My dad was 84 yrs old. I talked to him at 9:00 the evening prior and at 2:00 the next day I was picking out his casket. I have so much guilt and am so angry because I didn't have one more minute with him.
I am at such a loss that no one understands what I am going through...I am an only child and even though my mom (who is 88) still alive, I miss my dad so much.
I can't get past the image I have of seeing him lying in bed

Apr 27, 2011
I so understand
by: Anonymous

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Though I feel
there is probably a difference in losing a Mom
and a Dad the grief is the same. I lost my
Mom in January, 2010 and it devastated me.
I am doing some better but still feel alot
of the time like I'm in another world. Sometimes
its still hard to believe. Nothing is the same
and I don't expect it ever will be. I do still
have Dad for now and I am so thankful. The
thoughts of losing him too scares me to death.
He's been such a wonderful Dad and I know just
like with Mom I would be lost without him.
Some advice which no doubt you have already been
told: don't fight or shut off the grief. Let
yourself go through the stages of it. It is
really hard but you will be better for it down
the road. You are in my prayers.

Apr 27, 2011
not sure how to grieve
by: Anonymous

My mother passed away on April 15, 2011 from lung cancer. I am set to wed on June 10, 2011. She was diagnosed on January 31st of this year. Everything happened so fast and now with the wedding less than two months away I find myself having a hard time "finding time" to grieve. It is comforting to know that I am not the only one to have gone through this, but it doesn't make it any easier. I have an amazing fiance who has been there for me every step of the way, and an incredible support system of friends and family-but I still feel so terribly alone. I don't always wear my heart on my sleeve like most of my family. I am the supportive one who always has a smile on her face. I know that at this time it is okay to get emotional, but I feel like a robot.

Feb 03, 2010
Lost Father
by: Anonymous

My condolences on the loss of your father. I too lost my father in Aug 09, 2 months before my wedding; I had my sister walk me down the aisle. 6 months on and the emptiness is still there, the crazy mixed emotions are still there, and I honestly don't know if it ever gets any better. It is such a strange feeling losing a parent, I think we just assume they will always be there.

My advice is cry, scream, laugh, do whatever you are feeling at that moment, don't try and be strong for everyone else, you need to grieve and that is natural. if you feel you just can't do it alone, seek help and talk to an external party, someone who has no connection. I wish you all the very best.

Feb 02, 2010
I totally understand
by: Anonymous

Yes, I totally understand how you are feeling
about losing your Dad, though it was my Mom I lost
three weeks ago today. And yes, it's just like
yesterday. I cannot believe what a hole I have
inside me now and I am sure you do too. Like you,
I know she is with the Lord, and I am so glad
for that, but I miss her terribly and that doesn't
make the pain go away. Just know there is someone
else out there that is going through it too and
totally understands.

Feb 01, 2010
JUST LOST MY DAD
by: Anonymous

DEAR FRIEND,
PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER. I, TOO, LOST MY DAD SEVERAL YEARS BACK AND I STILL MISS HIM AND ALWAYS WILL. HE LIVED IN ANOTHER STATE AND IT'S TOO FAR AWAY FOR ME TO VISIT HIS RESTING PLACE.

IT'S ONLY BEEN A WEEK SINCE YOU LOST YOUR DAD, AND YOU WILL GO THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT STAGES OF GRIEF. I KNOW RIGHT NOW YOU STILL FEEL NUMB AND
MAYBE DISBELIEF. YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE HIM IN YOUR HEART FOREVER. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE PEACE AND STRENGTH YOU NEED NOW.

Jan 30, 2010
I know exactly what you mean
by: Anonymous

My father died on 4th December and I know exactly what you mean about feeling that it has only just happened. I had that feeling up until recently. Thank you for sharing that.

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