Remember those you have lost that you have loved!
July 19, 2008 12:03am CST
In November of 2008, my father passed away. He passed away from toxic blood from all the medications he was taking and of old age. My dad was 89 years old when he passed. I lost him two days before Thanksgiving. For so long, I've really been sad about not having him around. Every time I think about him or talk about him, I find myself crying. So I decided to start this discussion for all those who have lost someone they loved. Post here your fondest memory of your loved one. My fondest memory of my father is of me and him dancing in the living room. My dad didn't do normal dancing. He only did one dance and one dance only. He put one hand on his stomach and one on hand up in the air like he was playing a guitar. Then he would dance in one small circle round and round as fast, or as slow as the music goes. It was so funny to watch him each and every time he did the dance. He was so very happy when he did it.
• United States
19 Jul 08
I THINK you mean November of 2007, since November 2008 has not yet arrived. I lost my father in February of 2007. He had deteriorated for the last 4-5 years of his life. It was so sad to see such a strong, vibrant, alive man go through such a horrendous transformation. ALL my memories of him are "fondest" as I loved him deeply, and could not have asked God for a better man to be my father. He is now at peace with our Lord. Yes, he was human, he had his faults, we had our disagreements, but he never stopped loving me, and I never stopped loving him. We all cry now and then, for missing and grieving all over again for our loved ones. It just shows the depth of that love. But when we are reunited in Heaven, with our Lord, there will be no more tears of sorrow... only tears of joy! I live for that hope of reuniting with him, and God.
• United States
20 Jul 08
Yes, sorry. It was November of 2007 that he passed. I'm sorry to hear about your father also. It's horrible that this is the only way we understand each other. I have many fond memories of my father, but his dancing is what stands out. My father was always well composed and gave off this feeling that we was stronger than most people. Being his only daughter, I saw the softest sides of him. Yes, we had disagreements also, but in his last few days I was the one he wanted to see and talk to the most. I felt the same. Unfortunately, I was stuck in North Carolin when he passed.
• United States
22 Jul 08
From one Daddy's girl to the other... Yes, I was his "Baby girl..." in fact, I was born ON HIS BIRTHDAY! He said that I was the BEST Birthday present he had ever received! I cherish all my memories of him, and will cry from missing him and loving him. My prayers are with you... as Sonya Fitzpatrick says when we lose our beloved pets, we never get over their loss, we only learn to live without them. That is so true of ALL of our loved ones. But I would never miss the joys that the love gives us, regardless of the pain and sorrow that comes with it. It is a small price to pay for the love we gain.