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  •  It's hard, but it's also wonderful (7+ / 0-)

    that you have had this time to be with your Dad in his last months. When it happens suddenly, it's hard for the survivors, though probably better for the person. Both my parents are gone now. I wish I'd had more time at their end.

    I lived with a dear old friend the last months of her life. She died from lung cancer, and when she was diagnosed, treatment wouldn't have done much for her. So I just resolved to stay with her through those months (but still kept my own apartment). Didn't want her to be alone.

    And though I miss my friend and my parents, I've also learned that my love for them was so big that it continues to live on in my heart. And in that way, they are always with me. So I've come to feel that love in my heart as their continued presence. Makes their physical absence easier. And when I tap into that love through a sweet memory or picture, it always makes me smile.

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