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    04-30-2011, 07:27 AM
  #1
Green Broke
You don't know what you've got...til it's gone...

Yesterday afternoon around dinnertime I lost the best Dad a girl could ever ask for. I'm blessed that the last time I saw him we both told each other how much we love each other. But even so I have been crying since 6:30 yesterday and can't stop.

A lot of you on here are young teens and take your parents for granted. I'm only 31...too young to have lost my daddy. You never know when the time will come so please take my advice...no matter what is going on in life always end your phone conversations with I love you. Always tell the ones you love how you feel and how much you love them...and do it often! My dad's death was sudden and unexpected...he had just turned 60. I already bought him a fathers day present which I'll now have to place in his casket and will always wish I could see the look on his face when he received it. It was a framed photo montage of he and I from my birth to now with an engraved message to him in it. Don't wait for a hallmark holiday to tell your dad you love him. Those are just calendar days but love...love is eternal.
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    04-30-2011, 07:29 AM
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Trained
Oh my gosh. I am so sorry :(
     
    04-30-2011, 07:34 AM
  #3
Super Moderator
My deepest condolences to you HITS and your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

ETA: and thank you for taking the time to post what you did. It is so very true that we take our parents and loved ones for granted.
     
    04-30-2011, 07:38 AM
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Green Broke
Thank you both...and yes j and d it is so true...
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    04-30-2011, 07:42 AM
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Green Broke
Oh gosh hun! I'm so sorry. I agree with you. Always ending any conversation with a "I love you". I'm so far away from my family. It hurts to think something may happen and I have unresolved feelings. The issue is real deep and hurtful so it may Never get resolved. I just know it has been forgiven on my side.
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    04-30-2011, 07:42 AM
  #6
Trained
I have lost my sister and people at school always say "I hate my little sister" and I say to them, "Never say that. I would give anything to have my little sister back again. You don't know what you got till its gone." I so hope you are ok HITS! ;(
     
    04-30-2011, 07:49 AM
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HITS...I do know what you're going through...I lost both my parents, suddenly and at home, a few years back. And while I did spend as much time as I could with them, I think I probably could've spent more as I was always 'busy' with adult life. So I do have some regrets of my own and think about them both every single day.

The next days/weeks will be hard HITS...very hard. But, with the love of your family you will all get through this and the pain will start to become different and easier to bear. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you...
     
    04-30-2011, 07:55 AM
  #8
Trained
Oh my gosh JD, im sorry,
     
    04-30-2011, 08:39 AM
  #9
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Oh my gosh JD, im sorry,
Thanks PintoTess. I'm much older than y'all so when you get to my age (mid 40s) it starts to be somewhat expected. But it's never easy to say goodbye, no matter how it happens.
     
    04-30-2011, 09:59 AM
  #10
Yearling
I'm sorry. And I agree always say "I love You."

I lost my dad two years ago to a drunk driver pulling out in front of him while he was on his motorcycle..... I was 14 and we really didn't talk. That's my one regret not talking to him for so long.... And not getting to say how much I loved him.

You will have a long journey and even years later just little things that remind you of him will bring you to tears... But never hold them back.

PintoTess, I hear that a lot about "I Hate My Dad or I Hate My Parents." It hurts to hear that.
     

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