- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
My dad passed away in 2010 of a massive heart attack. I hadn’t seen him in four years, and before that, even longer. My brothers, my mom and I moved from Florida back to Illinois when they divorced when I was six. There would be months, even years, that we didn’t speak, mostly due to my mom forbidding it. Any big event in my life, I always held out a little hope that he would show up and surprise me, but he didn’t. I remember thinking after my high school graduation that if there was one thing that I KNOW my dad wouldn’t miss, it would be my wedding.
And now he won’t be there. I’ve been planning our wedding for almost a year now, and I haven’t really given it much thought (one of my brothers is walking me down the aisle, and all three of my brothers are giving me away). Now that we are three months out, I just feel sad… like there is just a huge hole. I don’t know how to stop thinking about it. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation?