My Father


My father R.L.Copeland died 1-22-98 @ 12:20 p.m. It is a day that I will never get over. My father had colon cancer, and the last month of his life was something I will always treasure and hate, hate because it was his last month here on earth and treasure because we spent time together that we would not have done otherwise. His death has left such a huge hole in my life and my heart, something that I don't think will ever heal. My Dad and Mom celebrated 52 years of marriage on Jan.21,1998, this has been extremely hard on my mom, but I don't know how to help her because I can't help myself. I also have 5 brothers and 3 sisters, and we are all still so rocked by this. I never knew something so deep could make you so vulnerable to everything you do, life has taken on a whole different route and its meaning is so different, you look at things so different. You hurt and hurt and cry and the hurt is still there and you still miss him and you know that it so final, that nothing will ever be the same. I keep holding on to the fact that time will help the hurt and missing, but sometimes I doubt it, I don't know. thank you .


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anniversary date 01-22-98
date of post 02-13-98

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