Lost Both Parents Last Year but I'm Back Now

Last Update: May 24, 2019

My parents were married for 55 years. I have heard many times that close friends of many years will often pass on very close to each other. Well, that was true for my parents.

My father died in October from a heart attack. He was a caregiver for my mother who had a stroke 13 years ago. My mother died almost exactly 1 month later in early December.

It was a difficult time emotionally and financially but I believe I have now recovered from both of those.

I have missed all of the close friendships I have created here and its time for me to re-engage and start looking forward again.

Hope is important in our lives and no matter what we've gone through, its important to find it or keep it.

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Suzay Premium
Rick, sorry for your loss, but now is your time to put on your shine, and shine the way to enriching others with your unique gifts, and they will enrich you in return.
You can do it! And you will do it. Don't just be a goal setter Rick, let us all be goal getters.
Love is also doing your very best, the best you have got to offer.
sdawson Premium
Thanks for sharing. Sounds like your parents had a true "forever" kind of love. Both my parents have been gone for years now and I still miss them but would not wish them back with the ill health they suffered through during the last years.

I agree hope is so important in our lives, I'm so glad I have the hope of seeing both my parents again one day.
NicholaJames Premium
Hi Richard,

I am sorry for your lost. indeed, it is a double blow to the chest when you lost both parents so close together. I know what it is to lose a parent because I have already gone through that with my father.

However, in time you will remember them with fun memories and not shed a tear when you do.

You have to go one with your life so you need to continue to do what makes you happy.

Much success to you!

Kind regards,
CalChrisH Premium
That was a really rough time in your life. I hope things get better each day. I'm thinking, working here at WA and engaging with the community will help you immensely.

Good luck with everything!
June13 Premium
Thank you for sharing. Your parents sound awesome and I'm glad you seem to be coping well and have this community for support. My parents just celebrated their Golden Anniversary and although they do not seem anyway as close as your parents, in my speech during the celebrations, I highlighted the love, patience, acceptance and hard work such a long committed marriage makes. Not just between my parents as the ups and downs also involve the rest of the family! Wishing you well.