My Dad was my Hero!!!

by Cynthia V. Fletcher
(Orange, Ca. USA)

My last picture with my Dad

My last picture with my Dad

My last picture with my Dad
A kiss frozen in time, I love you Dad
Billy Joe Fletcher, age 18
Billy Joe Fletcher, age 75

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On February 15, 2011 I found out my Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung Cancer, and they said it was too far along and he only had 2 weeks at most. I was devastated. I live in Orange County, California and my Dad and step Mom live in Columbia, Mo. I went home for Christmas with my oldest Son, and I now am going back to see my Dad. This would be the last time I would be with my Dad and I wanted to cherish every moment I had left with him. He did very well the week I was there and told lots of stories, my dad was so much fun. He told me to go home, I honestly thought he would last longer then the Drs. said, he only lived three weeks. God gave me that week with him and I am grateful I got to be with him. He passed away on March 13, 2011 and on his wife's Birthday. I can hear him now saying: "Women I will make sure you never forget about me" My life without my Dad has been really hard to deal with, and I miss talking to him. Every Sunday I would call home to let him know how my kids were doing and that I was doing well myself. Sundays are really hard because I think about calling him, instead I call my step Mom and make sure she is okay. My Dad raised three children by himself, we grew up without our real mom, and my Dad was both. He never left me or never let me down, he was my Hero and I just hurt inside all the time, my heart hurts and it keeps me sometimes in a fog. I have lost a child myself, 16 years ago, and I never got over loosing Breeana until about 3 years ago. It really did take me to the dark and loneliest part of life a person could go. I never want to go there again, so I am trying to grieve the way a person should with my Dad. My dad was the best, and always will be!

Cynthia V. Fletcher
April 7, 2011

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Jan 05, 2012
Daughter that misses him too!
by: Teri Thompson

Dad always loved all 3 of his kids and Cindy is right...he is so so missed!

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