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Remembering Dad

This is a group for men who have lost their fathers. It is a place to mourn, celebrate, and remember our fathers and a place for men to share experiences and draw strength from one another.

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Started by Hunter. Last reply by Michael J. K. Sep 14. 2 Replies

I just turned 19 two weeks ago. On January 31, 2014, my dad OD'd in his office at work in the middle of the night. I found out from his partner at work who lives in our neighborhood. I came…Continue

My Dad and me and the "stair way to heaven"

Started by Max. Last reply by Michael J. K. Sep 9. 4 Replies

I don' t no if you guys read my 2 discussions on the state of the situations. But my Dad died earlier today. My Dad was a good man he was sick for most of my life but I remember so much and he was a…Continue

Miss my dad, It was hard to loose him when I was only 12.

Started by Michael J. K. Sep 9. 0 Replies

Not sure what others think about their dad's, but I loved my dad and wanted to be like him.  The time he was around he was a great dad.  I am a step dad to fully grown children so I will not fully…Continue

Foreclosure of a dream

Started by Ryan James. Last reply by Ryan James Aug 4. 10 Replies

Guys, I have to let it out and please let me apologize to you first, some of you don't have the time or desire to read my story, but that's ok, I know the deal, and life is a busy thing for sure. no…Continue

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Comment by Edward Warden on September 13, 2014 at 4:49pm

I plan to mention this in church tomorrow: My mother said that, after my father died, she went to see her pastor, Jonathan, to talk about her grief.  Jonathan told her, "Sharon, Ed would come back now, even if he could.  He's with God now, praising God in God's presence."  I think that's the place to be, and I'm glad that my father is there." 

Comment by Michael J. K. on September 12, 2014 at 6:42am

I felt the same way towards my father Ryan.  and the 40 years have not changed any of that. 

Comment by Ryan James on September 12, 2014 at 5:49am

Coming up on the 6 month mark / half a year since my father's passing. In ways it seems like there has been some peace with things, in other ways it's still like day 1. I know this is completely individual for all men, some of us share common threads in losing a Dad.  Mine was that event that seemed like it would never happen..he seemed invincible growing up, looked up to him in many ways.  He was the patriarch, my best friend and hero....could talk to him about things that no one else would understand. He was my man. SO I've had to move along this summer without him and just try to find a sort of peace in memories and thoughts, i know I had to sustain life as my kids and family needed me, so that has helped me get through. Every day is different, time moves us on. I hope everyone else is doing okay..

Comment by terry sperling on September 11, 2014 at 6:01pm

Great memories.

Comment by Michael J. K. on September 9, 2014 at 2:40pm

coming soon upon the 40th anniversary of my father's death Jan 21 1975, I am remembering what a great dad he was. I am so grateful for him and all he did for me while he was alive.

Comment by terry sperling on September 7, 2014 at 10:32am

How is everybody doing?

Comment by Edward Warden on August 9, 2014 at 7:48pm

One thing that I got from my father -- from both parents, actually -- is a dark, cutting sense of humor.  Once my parents were driving somewhere with my mom's mom and a friend of hers.  My grandmother turned to her friend and said, "You know, I can't think of any two people who have had lives harder than ours," to which my father responded from the driver's seat, "I can think of a few million in India." 

Comment by Edward Warden on August 3, 2014 at 1:22pm

Thanks.  I have. 

Comment by terry sperling on August 3, 2014 at 9:11am

Wow, thats a whole different kind of bond. My dad left when I was five. Man do talk to somebody about this. I wish I had. Years ago.

Comment by Edward Warden on August 1, 2014 at 10:26pm

My dad died March 17, 2007.  I was on a surge deployment on the USS Ronald Reagan in the Sea of Japan.  I had seen him last in early January, and, although he was hospitalized, he was expected to get better.  We had not been close, but our relationship was improving.  He told me that, when I was 7, he removed himself from my upbringing because he thought that my mother and I had formed a bond that he could not come between.  I regarded that as an abdication on his part, so we had a lot of ground to make up. 

 

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