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Lost my dad this week

Saturday, June 01, 2013

I became an orphan this week.
My dad had a rare form of cancer that took him from us suddenly on Memorial Day.
My brothers and I had already lost our mom 8.5 years ago from breast cancer.

My heart aches that I won't hear his voice on the other side of the telephone ever again.

But I am proud of my brothers and I for pulling together and being the best friends we could possibly be to each other. I hope my parents are seeing this from heaven.

I lost nearly 4 pounds this week. I exercise religiously and eat healthy every day, but this week there was no exercise and lots of sitting, but luckily I got my water in and ate well.

I look forward to continuing my weight loss journey as my parents watch me proudly from wherever they are, the place where they're together again.

Make the most of your life every day. Love unconditionally. Forgive.

- Heidi
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    2860 days ago
  • JUNEBUG4967
    I will add a prayer for his soul and for the comfort and consolation of you and your brothers.

    I lost my dad October of 1977 and I still miss him. It just doesn't hurt like it used to.
    2903 days ago
    But you know you will hear them often...just knowing the way they'd react, what they'd say or do, and the love they shared lives on with your and your brothers...keep it strong just as you are doing. My step dad who was the closest thing to a dad that I'd had for about 28 years, left in 2006...He's still with me.

    Not an orphan...you were adopted, remember?

    Live the Love..it's the only thing that lasts.
    2903 days ago
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    Heidi, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing...and that both parents are now no longer here. I hope that for right now, it will be a tiny measure of consolation - even if it seems remote at this time - that they both dwell, and always will, right in your own heart. Lots of emoticon , Susan
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  • LINDA!
    I know how difficult it is to lose our parents. emoticon emoticon
    2903 days ago
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    2903 days ago
    My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I'd like to share with you a poem which has been helpful for me:

    "The Tide Recedes
    M D Hughes
    The tide recedes, but leaves behind
    Bright seashells on the sand.
    The sun goes down but gentle warmth
    Still lingers on the land.
    The music stops and yet it lingers on
    In sweet refrain.
    For every joy that passes
    Something beautiful remains"

    2904 days ago
    2904 days ago
    emoticon Yes your parents see you and are proud of you and your brothers. Now is the time to show each other love and support, its great to hear that you are doing that. My heart know's this pain. I lost both of my parents and am a recent widow. Someday you will all be together again.
    emoticon and emoticon for you!
    2904 days ago
    I am sending my love and deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

    Kris xx
    2904 days ago
    I am so sorry that you lost your precious dad - mine has been gone for about 18 months and there is not a day that goes by that I don't miss him - the same is true for my mom even though she has been gone for 11 and a half years. We don't stop missing them or loving them but we move forward and do OUR best to BE OUR BEST.
    2904 days ago
    Sending my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    2904 days ago
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    My sincerest condolences.
    2904 days ago
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    So sorry for your loss. I pray that things will get easier as time goes on. I am glad that you have family pulling together to be there for one another.
    2904 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss, no ones knows what you are feeling in side.. I lost my Dad 13 years ago and my Mom 4.. I am 50 years old and I still miss them very every day..

    it is good you have your family, for support.. don't ever feel you have to do this alone.. because you don't.. take care of you as well. Hugs

    2904 days ago
    It is hard to loose one's parents no matter the child's age or the relationship. I will keep you in my prayers.
    2904 days ago
  • MISSG180
    Heidi, my heart goes out to you in your loss. It's very hard, even when you know it's coming.
    2904 days ago
    Dear Heidi-big hugs for you. I am sure your parents are very proud of you and your brothers. This is hard. I lost my Dad when I was 20. My Mom is still around, but far, far away. I'm grateful for the internet and Skype.
    Again-thinking about you and hugs.
    2904 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon my sincerest condolences in the lost of both your parents emoticon They are together and watching over you and your brothers... the best gift you can give them is your continued commitment to living a healthy lifestyle, loving yourself and being supportive of one another. Blessing to you Heidi emoticon
    2904 days ago
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