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Saturday July 28th will be the 5 year anniversary of my dad's passing :( July 27, 2007 9:50 PM

Hello all, I have never posted to this group before (forgive me).  My name is Tracy, and I lost my dad on July 28th, 2002 to complications of cancer.  He was 73.  He only had been diagnosed about three months earlier before he passed, and it never occurred to me that I would lose him to cancer.  No matter what obstacles, he always over came them.  He had had a heart attack back in the late 80's, and the doctors said because of his heart damage, he wouldn't live more than a year or two more.  But he showed them, because 15 years later, he was still going.   He was a very determined man, accomplishing pretty much anything he set his mind to.  He could be really strict and over protective too....we often butted heads but my mom and my sister did so more than I did.  June is always a sad month, because it was HIS month....There's father's day, his wedding anniversary is on the 18th, and his birthday was on the 29th.  So many special occasions we can't celebrate in person with him anymore.  We can only plant some flowers on his grave, or put down an arrangement or a balloon or two, same for the holidays.  I miss him so much....and on this Saturday, July 28th, I would just like to pay tribute to my daddy.....on the five year anniversary of your passing.  I miss you so much Daddy....  [ send green star]
 
I FEEL THE SAME.. July 28, 2007 9:36 AM

SORRY TO HEAR THIS SWEETIE. MY DAD ANNIVERSARY AUG 3 HE PASSED21 YEARS ALREADY..MY GOD TIME HAS PASSED AND MY MOM ANNIVERSARY DEC 23. MY MOM PASSING 2 YEARS BY THAT DATE AND MISS HER..PAINFUL STILL SLOWLY DAY BY DAY WILL GET BETTER. SO I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. BLESSINGS...

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Tracy... July 28, 2007 10:16 AM

Tracy...so glad that you posted this here. You have lighted a candle in his honor and a testament of his life remains within you and with us now. Lighting another in honor of Tracy's father and life...Much love to you at this time Tracy. peace & blessings---ginger  [ send green star]
 
 July 28, 2007 2:16 PM

My dear Tracy,

I understand exactly how you feel...  That's universal.  I lost both my parents years ago, but I'll always miss them!  That's particularly hard when several "special" occasions coincide with dates we used to celebrate together... 

Of course, I'm not referring to Christmas or other anniversaries, but to something more peculiar...  For instance, Mom was born on April 15, which was also my friend Antonella's and her twin sister Valeria's birthday.  Well, they'd be the first ones to call and exchange wishes with her... 

For some reason, as children we can't even envision our parents' death...  They're supposed to live for ever!  In a sense, that is true, as their memory wil never die, just like the love we had for one another...

Be strong, my friend.  The idea of the tribute is great!

If you wish to talk to us again, please don't hesitate...  We'll always be here for you.

Hugs,

Giuliana Princess Little Rock 

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 July 29, 2007 9:46 PM

Thank you all for your kind and comforting words. Vera I agree, the time just seems to fly by so fast...it feels like just yesterday I was going to the hospital to see him everyday...and it's been five years.  Where did the time go?  I still miss him terribly.

Ginger, thank you for lighting a candle in honor of my dad.....much love, peace and blessings to you too.

Hi Giuliana....wow, those were peculiar circumstances, and I can imagine it makes it really tough on that day because of the closeness and circumstances shared between them all.  I agree Giuliana....I couldn't imagine my parents dying....at least not until I was up in age....I never imagined that I would lose my dad when I was 21.  I always wanted my dad to walk me down the aisle when I got married.....and share in events like that. Now I will just have to walk alone...although I know my dad's spirit will be with me regardless.

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