I am always active in the forums and I try to write as often as I can but my father passed away today at 11:30 am and this has deeply affected me more than I had anticipated since we knew this was coming for a while now. I am deeply saddened by his passing as he was my inspiration as well as my hero. He was always proud of how much I had grown in sites like Hubpages and often spend hours reading my articles as well as perusing my eBooks. So for now I will be taking some time off while I deal with his departure as I know that I will forever miss him.
As you go through, perhaps the most difficult time in your life, I will hope you convince yourself that your father is going to a better place and condition of life. Even if you don't believe this, even if you have no evidence it's true, just accepting that your father is going to a better place and condition of life would make his journey easier, and your healing and return to normal activities much easier. Be blessed and be consoled, my friend.
May you be comforted, Luis, in the knowledge that your father was obviously extremely proud of you as expressed in his hours of reading your hubs and your ebooks. You must have given him much joy, and there is no greater gift a child can give a parent.
Luis, my heart goes out to you and your family. No matter how much we know a loss is coming, it's still such a difficult time. I'm sorry for your loss. Sending you many prayers for comfort and strength.
LuisE, I'm very sorry for your loss. You will definitely need time right now to process this tremendous loss and be with your family. May your dear dad rest in peace. His love will be with you always as you miss him dearly. Peace and blessings.
I'm guessing you have some really nice photos of your father, Luis. Perhaps one day you'll write a hub about him and tell us why he's your hero. He must have been a remarkable man to make such a lasting impression on his son. Sounds like we could all learn a few things from your dad.
Luis, you obviously had a great relationship with your father, and shall miss him terribly. So many people have not had that pleasure. I have lost both of my parents, and do miss them. I could always make them laugh, and I miss that, too.
One thing that is wonderful, despite the grief we experience, is that they live forever in our hearts. My sincere condolences.
Okay. I disagree. As much time and support as your father obviously gave you while he was alive, you are not going to use his death as your excuse to stop writing. He might not be here, holding your hand so you'll continue to write, but HE IS holding your heart so you'll have strength to continue. WRITE on!!! My sympathies to you for your loss [I have lost both my parents, also. One in 2012 and one in 1988.
This site is a great place to share your grief. I lost my Mom two years ago, and my writing definitely slacked off, especially that first year. But the sympathy and support I found among hubbers was constant. I could express feelings here that I couldn't share with the people in my life "who knew me".
Until I lost a parent, I had no idea how profound the loss was, no matter their age, your relationship with them, or how much warning you had that the end was coming. I also hope you will have the experience I had of an unexpected closeness among my siblings.
I have been a bit behind with reviewing my daily Hubpages alerts, and just saw this post today. I wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I lost both of my parents in 2012 within 5 months of each other. I miss both of them deeply each and every day.
I joined a loss of parents support group which helped me a lot. I had to figure how to move forward, with a new phase of my life, and I am still learning. The other thing that helped me was to create a special place to display pictures of my parents to remind me of happy times and how wonderful they were.
Luis, I'm so sorry. It's very hard when someone we love passes. Just remember everyone grieves in their own way, and that people are going to say things that hurt you more than help you. People who have not lost loved ones don't understand.
As time passes, being creative is a great way to channel some of the difficult emotions you will feel. You may surprise yourself and find writing comforts you. Keep a journal, and you can write to your Father that way. Remember he will always live in your heart, and soon you will think of things about him which will make you smile.
When my husband of 34 yrs. passed 15 mos. ago, the Hubpages family was wonderful to me, and a strong source of support. Some of them continue to be. My prayers will be with you and your family.
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