Losing a dad, Moving On

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Recently,  I took a break from my blog.  Blogging has given me such a great outlet to share experiences and express myself, but a recent event turned my world upside down. I recently lost my dad to a freak accident, taking away my dad,  my one and true hero.

After losing my mom when I was 9, I guess it was always a given that my dad,  my hero,  would always be there.  I had always planned my life around the clear certainty that he would always be there for me to call, visit, and there for my kids and siblings. I never truly prepared myself to deal with losing him and what life would be Iike with him not around.

With my dad having passed away,  you’re only left thinking about what would’ve been and what you could’ve talked about.  There’s so many things that I would say or want to share with him. I wish I could just pick up the phone and ask him how his day was,  tell him what amazing lesson he taught me that recently came true,  or plan a trip to see one another.

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned with my dad passing and now having lost both parents,  it’s that life is truly short and never guaranteed. When your parents are gone, life truly changes.  The holidays will change, birthdays will come and go, and life events are definitely not the same anymore. Love your parents and spend every moment that you can with them. Because when they’re gone, they’re truly gone and we must move on with life.

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