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Deep Thoughts of a Dying Father's Daughter

Updated on October 2, 2010

How does Kidney and Heart disease affect members of your family? Is it harder for the one with the illness or those that have to watch it happen? The following stories are thoughts that were written by the Daughter of a man who struggled with several ailments throughout his life. Many of these were written while her father was in the Hospital, describing fears and concerns she had. The story of this man's life is in another article I have published.

The following poems were written by a 13 year old or younger girl.

Hero of My Life:

You have always been there for me all throughout my life

Though no-one knows this but you are the hero of my life

I am your little girl and always will be

Till the day you walk or roll down the aisle with me

You don't realize how much you mean to me

Because you're more than just a father you see

Through all your toils and all your strife

You will always be the Hero of My Life

I'll be home for Christmas:

Christmas comes but once a year

Stockings, candy and all kinds of cheer

I don't ask for much this Christmas year

But the one thing I do ask for oh dear:

Please Santa Clause let my Dad be near

What a wonderful thing it would be for him to be here

So Santa please, I'm asking you

I don't want something that is new

I just want what was use to be

Please bring my Father home to me.

Christmas Fear, not so much Cheer:

The hospital is a place I have never liked

Because my father's been there all his life

I try to hold it in and not cry as I leave his room

For fear if he sees me cry, he'll cry too

One thing that scares me most, my gravest fear

Is that my father won't be home for Christmas this year

It's not the gifts I may not get that make me oh so sad

It's the fear of losing everything, the fear of losing Dad.


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    • tnderhrt23 profile image

      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Very moving words...

    • Pollyannalana profile image

      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      My mom and dad both had horrible deaths and I still cry so I can imagine how hard this would be on a child. God be with her, Polly

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      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      What timing...I just got off the phone with my father, who I just seen for the first time in 10 years. The hurts run deep when a father is not around, whether it is their own fault or circumstances beyond our control. I can relate to children that suffer the loss, and grieve the presence of their father! So good you had a good father, who was there to show your family love:)

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      MercuryNewsOnline 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      A very touching piece about a daughter's love for her father. Good writing. I enjoyed reading your hub. Thanks for being my fan and I am glad to return the favour.

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      Sasha'sOnHubShell 6 years ago from Florida

      Wow. This triggered a big of emotion... I just saw my dad in the Hospital for the first time with something serious, and broke down as soon as I saw him. There is just something about Fathers and Daughters that is so sacred and timeless.. Looking forward to reading the entire story of this Man. Thank You!

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      Betty Johansen 6 years ago

      This child understood the true meaning of Christmas. She didn't want things - she just wanted her Dad/hero home with the family. A powerful, tender, precious message. I hope her Dad was home for Christmas that year.

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