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Old 02-28-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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Today is the anniversary date of my Dad's death..I had vertigo for 3 weeks after my Dad died. Maybe I felt a "pull" to join my parents in the afterlife since I was their only child. I remember feeling like an "orphan" for awhile...I was happy and surprised that my Dad stuck-around for a little over 6 years after my Mom died...I thought he might want to join her sooner...I sure miss my husband so I can relate to how my Dad must have felt without Mom...Anyway, today is a day to remember my Dad and send him my love!
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:49 PM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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I believe he knows you love him! My dad went 8 months after my mom. I know he died of a broken heart. He was so lost without my mom. After he died, I also felt like an orphan. I was so jealous of large families. My oldest daughter always wished she had a big family with lots of cousins, and she married in to one! She loves all of her hubby's family and is close to all the aunts, uncles, cousins, 2nd cousins, 3rd cousins, and more. Seeing what she has, I'm not envious anymore! I love having a small, scattered family. I'm a loner and a hermit by nature.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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I believe he knows you love him! My dad went 8 months after my mom. I know he died of a broken heart. He was so lost without my mom. After he died, I also felt like an orphan. I was so jealous of large families. My oldest daughter always wished she had a big family with lots of cousins, and she married in to one! She loves all of her hubby's family and is close to all the aunts, uncles, cousins, 2nd cousins, 3rd cousins, and more. Seeing what she has, I'm not envious anymore! I love having a small, scattered family. I'm a loner and a hermit by nature.
I'm a loner and hermit by nature too...My older son married into a large family too. He enjoyed it at first. But later on, he felt controlled...When I think about moving close to my cousin and "distant relatives" in the Mid-West, I worry that I might feel "smothered.".. i'm just not used to being part of "big groups" all the time.
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