The Lost Moments

I remember the day I sat in the room at 12, to be there with my dad for his last breath. I remember my family telling him to let go, that his battle with cancer was over, that I would be taken care of, and all I wanted was for him to stay. He was my best friend, my pal, my fishing partner, my go to guy, and most importantly my father. I remember thinking who's going to be there for my 8th grade graduation, my first boyfriend to scare off, my first day at high school, my high school drama, my high school graduation, my wedding, but it all went away when he took his last breath. I knew that there would be no father for me anymore. I still remember not being able to trust anyone with my secrets for years because I thought it would defend my dad. He left me a good life and mother. I miss my best friend, pal, fishing partner,go to guy, but most importantly my dad.

-I love u daddy

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Jun 02, 2013
The Lost Moments
by: Doreen U.K.

I am sorry for your loss of your Dad to cancer. What a horrible disease that destroys not only the body but also families. I can understand your deep loss of more than a father. He was your buddy, just everything. You had a strong bond with him. This is the hardest part of losing a father. Not being there for weddings, and all the fun things families do that make them a family.
I lost my husband to cancer 1yr. ago and I know what cancer does to a family. He is not here to celebrate important family times. My 3 Adult children feel lost now without their father. The house has a terrible emptiness and lonliness. Almost as if the heart of the home died with him. To watch someone in pain from cancer is so very distressful as there is nothing you can do and one feels so helpless. I am glad he is not suffering anymore. But wished he didn't have this disease in the first place. What a hard and long journey of grief ahead. Your mom will be in the same place as me without a husband. We always think it won't happen to us. When it does it is the most surreal experience. I can't believe this loss. I feel my loss more now. I hope you have good supportive family and friends to walk with you through this difficult time of grief.

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