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The Hardest Truth

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Today is the day that my dad is given his final goodbye from this world.

Last night was the wake and I cannot say that I survived as well as I thought I would. Certain individuals trigger emotions that I stayed at home harboring deep inside. To see all of my family and friends show up in support of the man who loved his family more than life itself was beautiful.

I’m nervous, scared, and honest don’t know how I am suppose to hold up today. Send me some good vibes, because this is the hardest truth I’ve ever had to face. Father’s Day will never be the same. Thanksgiving and Christmas will have a certain emptiness to them without his jovial laugh and constant reminders of how its all about the family. Through it all, I know that it will get better and eventually a sense of peace will come over me. My daddy, my guardian angel will always be at my side.

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” -Khalil Gibran

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7 Comments

  • Reply Jennifer L (@JennsRAQ)

    I am so sorry for your incredible loss. 🙁 How special that you had such a great bond and that he was such a wonderful man.

    May 16, 2014 at 5:06 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      It’s been hard and will continue to be, but I have such an amazing support group around me. I will forever be fortunate to have grown up with such an amazing man who was valued more than ever.

      May 20, 2014 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Ayesha

    Time is the best medicine. Eventually, we learn to get over what we went through. I can relate to everything in your post! You and your father are in my prayers!
    Peace and love!

    P.S. That quote is one of my favorite most ones!

    May 19, 2014 at 1:38 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Ayesha – thank you for the kind advice. Time is definitely how I keep looking at it. Just one day at a time. I keep telling myself to keep my head up and look forward! Remembering all the good memories I have the chance to experience with him.

      May 20, 2014 at 7:11 pm
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