My dad died on July 20, 2008, exactly one year ago. It is hard to believe it has been one year. One the one hand, it seems like only a few weeks. On the other hand, it seems like ages ago. The death of a loved one is a strange thing. You never quite grasp the depth of your loss. Nor do you ever quite get used to it. You learn to cope and press on. This pertains to all loss in life, whether it is your health, your job, or a family member. Whatever you are going through, know that you are not alone. People are hurting just like you. By the grace of God, you can make it. I have made it one full year without my father. I can make it another year as well.