4 Days Ago, I Lost My Dad…

I was in the Accident and Emergency Department with him while he languished in pain awaiting surgery…

The doctors told us there was a case in the theater that when completed, my Dad would be asked to come in.

We waited while this man was languishing in so much pain that I have never seen someone in till that moment in my whole life!

I held his hands and try to comfort him and assure him that it will soon be alright…

But after about 30 mins of my arrival, my Dad drew his last breathe…


I have seen some patients die before but I have never been so shock until my own Daddy died before my very own eyes!

My life was broken into a thousand pieces. My dream of seeing him at my convocation was instantly shattered.

What a moment that was!

# Broken Dreams πŸ˜₯

At that Moment…

I realized that what was important was not how rich he was; how influential; how many houses he has; how many cars he’s got..; but it was how much this man has loved us and made sacrifices for the betterment of us all.

I also realized that life can just end anytime…for just anyone.

That my Dad will die at 60 was the last thing I ever expected. It was something I couldn’t even imagine.

I was only informed he had strangulated inguinal hernia on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday morning by 10 a.m he gave up!

Here’s a man I wanted to see at my induction into the medical profession in less than 2 years, lying lifeless before before my very own eyes!

So my Dad won’t be there to witness the day I will graduate from medical school!

#So sad πŸ˜₯

Indeed life is brief.

I love you everyday. And now I will miss you all the days of my life.

# Farewell Daddy

# I Love You β™₯️



  1. wow this is such a recent loss, and your father so young! My prayers and thoughts are with you … and fortunately this will make you a much better doctor.
    My life was saved by one foreign doctor who heard me when I said I was dying while all his seniors tried to send me home as I didn’t have any symptoms. I would have died that night if he hadn’t insisted I be given a bed …

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  2. Really sorry for your loss, dear Joshua.
    I love my father and I would not know what will happen with me if I were to lose him, or my mother.
    They are the persons who gave us life and we have to cherish them, on the earth and pray for them when in heaven.

    Thank you for following my blog and keep your head up!
    Your father is always guiding you from above.

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  3. My deepest condolences to you and your family Joshua. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’
    Be strong, I know exact what you are going through. God bless you and give comfort to your soul to help you go through this tribulation. πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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  4. For me its been almost a month since mine passed away. I know exactly what you are going through. The pain is gone from him but yours still remains. Give yourself permission to grieve and mourn and do everything to heal yourself and let others help you along the way. Grace and peace.

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  5. My prayers to you.
    I wrote this for my twin brother
    I hope you find comfort in it

    Missing you

    Right now I miss you
    Not that that is unique
    I missed you yesterday too
    And all the days since you left me

    It is so hard to express
    How much one life means
    Until you experience the silence
    Of the one who no longer speaks

    Those who don’t know
    Think it gets better with time
    Like with the wind that blows
    You will fly from my heart and my mind

    Truth be known
    I won’t let them see
    That behind closed doors
    Is a crumpled mess of me

    I know you are there
    Up way beyond the stars
    That your love who didn’t disappear
    With how far away you are

    When I see a rainbow
    Following the rain
    And I listen closely
    I hear you call my name

    A shooting star streaking
    Across the night sky
    Says that you are peeking in
    Just to say hi

    When I see a butterfly
    Floating on the breeze
    Or a bird singing softly
    On the branch of a tree

    One delivers kisses
    With the help of the Wind
    The other send skips
    To the beat of my heart again

    My eyes may not see
    What is felt by heartbeat
    You are right beside me
    For all of eternity.
    Katherine Spitzer
    April 9, 2019

    God Bless

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      1. You are welcome. We will never forget our departed loved ones but we can do something in their memories by going on with our earthly lives here. Once our work here is done,we will all be reunited with them in the afterlife. Your dad will expect you to go on with your life so continue to do him proud.

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      2. Thanks so much for opening my insight.
        I really really do appreciate.
        Knowing that he will be glad to see me lead a good life here is so encouraging and uplifting.

        Thanks dearestβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  6. May his soul Rest In Peace!
    Work hard, make his dreams come true and stay strong and happy, I’m sure that’s what he always wanted from you. A strong, happy young man! Let the world tell somebody that your father has gifted a great son to the world! 😊

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  7. Receive my supportive embrace at this time. When my father left, five years ago, they already made ten of my mother’s departure, and now, in 2016, my brother also departed. It was then that I found out that the best way to get them with us is to live life, honor them for everything they’ve been and always remain, for I never refer to them in the past, but in the present, because they are and will be without me together. I wish that it be so with you that your graduation in medicine is also this to continue with your father and the longing, though infinite, will be smoother. In time we live with ours is always a motive of strength and joy, and it motivates me to follow. Be well and in peace.

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