Will miss you dad forever

by Sharon Foster
(London,ON Canada)

Just lost my dad on June 16,2013 at the age of 80.He died from a 2 year battle of esophugus cancer. He had surgery about a year ago but that did not happen to help him in the end.
He fought all the way to the end and died in his sleep. My sisters were with him when he took his last breath. I wish I had been there with him at that time.
I feel like I am numb at this time and don't feel like I have properly grieved dad's death for now. Sometimes I feel like I never got to say what I should have before dad passed away.
His placement in the wall was one of the hardest things I had to go through as well as his memorial service. They were held on two different days. I wish they were held on the same day.
My dad was a very caring man and was well liked by most people he came accross in life. He left all of his kids a letter that he composed to each of us which touched my heart. I will always hold that letter close.

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Jun 27, 2013
Will miss you dad forever
by: Doreen U.K.

Sharon I am sorry for your loss of your dad to cancer. One of the most difficult days of a daughter's life is to lose her father. One of the saddest days of our life when we lose a close beloved member of our family.
Death is not an experience that we ever get over. It takes years to learn to live with our loss. Take comfort knowing your father was of an age where the quality of life deteriorates to a degree where living becomes more difficult for elderly people to cope with life.
My husband died of cancer 14 months ago and this is the worst loss of my life to have to cope with living on my own without him. It is good if we can say what we want to before our loved one dies as it somehow puts things in some sort of order for us, but not everyone gets the chance to tie things up in a neat manner. There will always be things unsaid and it can hurt no one else but us. We need to find a way to live with this. Your father was fortunate to be able to write a letter for each of his children. It hurts parents just as much to die and leave their children behind. This is how I feel now. Since the death of my husband I am somewhat vulnerable to worrying about my Adult children and what happens to them. I guess this is a strong part of parental love and the fear of not seeing them again. In time you will be able to get your life back on track and grief will have done it's work of Healing us back into life. I wish you Peace and comfort in your grief.

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