It no longer is the simple fact that he is gone, but rather it becomes just how much he has missed.
There are hundreds of us, or maybe thousands. All have their fair share of pain. But we will always be here.
Children can lighten up any kind of environment. They are mirthful, amusing, stupid, funny, sometimes even ruthless.
Express your needs clearly and calmly. If you are requesting a change in your relationship, try to make one request at a time so your dad doesn’t feel overwhelmed.
Accompanying someone as they slowly succumb to death, watching their last breath, feeling their hands go cold in yours – changes you right down to your soul.
She associates commitment with attachment, and attachment means loss.
I spent a large part of my childhood and teenage years trying to “find what makes me whole” because I believed that my dad left an empty space in my life that I had to fill.
It’s different when you meet that guy or girl that you think you might love, and your dad isn’t there to put the fear of God in them should they ever break your heart. And to remind them, semi-jokingly, that he has a gun.
You were my best friend, my partner in crime, and my ultimate cheerleader. I loved you despite your flaws.
Life goes on spinning while you’re standing completely still.