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Loss of a Father

Saying Goodbye To My Father

Laurie Stone | Posted 04.13.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Stone

On a cloudless day in September 1983 I stood on the deck of the Queen Elizabeth 2, waving goodbye to no one in particular. I was 26 and all around people shouted farewell to loved ones on the pier below. Since this was a business trip, I assumed nobody would be there to see me off. I was wrong.

Everything We Need

Jason Good | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Jason Good

The home hospice nurse, Maureen, told us not to blame ourselves if we missed Dad's death. She said that terminally ill patients often choose when to die and often do so when they are alone. But Mom and I were not concerned. Dad always wanted us to be together, regardless of circumstance.

Marking Father's Day When Dad Is No Longer Here

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Father's Day, 2001. A day that did not start out well. A day on which I had never felt more or so completely alone.

The Loss of a Father

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Gina Barreca

What I carry from him, like coins in my pocket against the poverty of his loss, is an understanding that all any of us has is whatever is left of the day. And I make the most of it, hay while the sun shines, and I raise a toast to life.

Sign of Peace From a Fighter's Spirit

Anne Vitiello | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Vitiello

The thing about someone who was a key part of your life is that even when they leave it, even after years pass, they still are -- just from a different place. I still want to hear my dad's voice, but I will accept hearing it in dreams, or seeing it in snowfall, or smelling it in good food.

The Dailiness of Life

Ellie Monahan | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Ellie Monahan

So while I won't be able to celebrate Father's Day with a card for my Dad, a tie he may never wear or a hamburger he's grilled, I will think of him this Sunday. And I will be thinking of dads everywhere, knowing my father's death has saved perhaps more than a few lives.