my father the hero

by SUSIE CUNNINGHAM
(ORANGE TEXAS)

My daddy CHARLES CUNNINGHAM HAD COLON CANCER HE
WAS VERY SICK HAD SEVERAL ROUNDS OF CHEMOTHERAPY
I HAD TO HELP WITH HIS MEDICATIONS AND MAKING HIS
LUNCH AND MAKING HIM SOMETHING TO DRINK HE GOT
JAUDANCE HE TURNED YELLOW HE KEPT FALLING AND
INJURING HIMSELF I WATCHED HIM SLOWLY SLIP AWAY
QUIETLY IT WAS VERY HARD WHEN HE DIED AUGUST17 2011
HE WAS 64 YEARS OLD I CRIED VERY HARD MY PASTOR CAME
OVER TO CONSOLE ME AND MOM IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT
TO LET HIM GO I CHERISH THE ADVICE HE GAVE ME I DO
CARRY ON AND HAVE TO REMEMBER THE GREAT TIMES I TRY
NOT TO GRIEVE I STILL MISS HIM A LOT

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Jun 05, 2013
My father the hero
by: Doreen U.K.

Susie I am sorry for your loss of your father your hero. You said you will try not to grieve. This is wrong. Grief is a normal part of death and losing someone close. To not grieve is to deny yourself your very existence and that of your life. You don't have to be strong and cope. This is not normal. Grief will catch up with you whether you want it or not. It happens automatically. You will find yourself crying a lot and perhaps feeling depressed and very low. You may even feel angry. You need to express these feelings and emotions. We all fall apart at this time. It is expected. If you bottle up grief and not express this you will make yourself very ill and suffer depression which will be harder to deal with. Grief is part of Love and this is why feel so very sad and upset when we lose someone. To not grieve is to not Love and I know you loved your father very deeply. I know it hurts so deeply you can't bear it and so don't want to cry. But we all cry when we lose someone. I am glad you are part of a Church. You will find great support and strength in your pastor and church folks. Don't be afraid to lean on other people and ask for help if you need it.
When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane in deep prayer because he was about to go to the cross for us, Jesus felt sad and forsaken by his disciples. Jesus said to his disciples. "Couldn't you watch with me even one hour." Jesus even wept when Lazarus died. He expressed Grief. God had to forsake Jesus on the cross so he could bear our sins in his body at Calvary and Jesus cried out. "My God! My God! Why have you FORSAKEN ME" We also will have this experience in life when we feel forsaken by family and friends. It is to God we flee for our Comfort and strength. God can put people in our life to support us. People will come and go out of our life for a season and then move on. They have a purpose as we also do. I hope you have supportive family and friends to walk with you through this journey of grief and sorrow. May God comfort and strengthen you and give you His Peace.

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