When I was 7yrs old my parents separated so until I was 15 I only got to see my dad one weekend of every month and 1 week of each school holidays. I got used to it pretty quick because I didn’t understand the whole situation and both parents had new partners and I got along with them as well because I was so young. I always felt that I didn’t see my dad enough but he moved over 300kms away so that made it really hard. I’m 27 now and I still feel the same because I worked full time until I had my daughter and it’s a long drive to see him just for the day. I found out the other day that my dad has now got cancer and there nothing the doctors can do. I’m finding it hard to come to terms that my dad is dying and there is nothing I can do except be supportive and make the time he has left enjoyable. Even though he hasn’t got long to live I now regret that I couldn’t see him all the time and im going to miss him so much more when he passes. If anyone is in a similar situation as me please make the effort and spend as much time as you can with them. I think sometimes we forget that they are our parents and that they won’t be here forever.
Posted anonymously, 15th February 2015