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Today, I found out my mom still has three saved voicemails on her iPhone from my dad, who passed away in 2009. MMT

#17779 (0) - Sep 14, 2013 by JoHobs - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (543) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I read the final note my mom wrote my dad before she passed this morning. She wrote notes to all of us the past few weeks because her cancer made her too weak to speak. Her last note to my dad read, “I love you more than you know. I thought I’d have more time to show you.” MMT

#17778 (1) - Sep 13, 2013 by TrishaSevon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (555) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, when I said goodbye to my dad at the hospital’s hospice facility two hours before I boarded a flight overseas for my deployment, my heart shattered into pieces because I knew I would never say hello to him again. MMT

#17777 (2) - Sep 12, 2013 by Jaxz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (609) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, my sister finally gave me permission to help her sort and clear out her husband’s belongings, exactly six years to the day after his passing. MMT

#17776 (0) - Sep 11, 2013 by Kjones - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (361) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, after doubting my ability to be a good mom for the last nine months – feeling like I would handle everything wrong, I surprised myself when he started crying and I immediately knew how to comfort him and settle him down – like I somehow knew all along. MMT

#17775 (0) - Sep 10, 2013 by jakesfee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (391) - No, that made me sleepy. (76)

Today, my boyfriend picked me up and took me out to lunch and then dinner, and then we went dancing, completely unexpectedly and unknowingly on the 3-year anniversary of my husband's passing. To my surprise, except for early this morning, I spent nearly the entire day smiling. MMT

#17774 (0) - Sep 9, 2013 by asurvivor - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (375) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, in the background on my nightly international phone call with my wife, I heard my 5-year-old daughter ask my wife, “If daddy’s job so good, how come he’s never home here with us?” MMT

#17773 (0) - Sep 8, 2013 by wiscedge - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (451) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, after my son’s friend’s parents called me and told me my 12-year-old son saved his friend's life by sleeping over at his house last night and talking him out of suicide due to a bullying incident at school, all I can think is that no 12-year-olds should have to deal with this sort of thing. Not at this age... MMT

Today, both my parent’s are twice divorced, but just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary to each other. MMT

#17771 (2) - Sep 6, 2013 by gimpy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (306) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, it has been exactly six months since my doctor at the Scripps cancer treatment hospital gave me six months to live. And although I’m still struggling, I have made far more progress than my doctor expected, she says I have at least another six months in me now, and I feel blessed to get this extra time. MMT

#17770 (2) - Sep 5, 2013 by kitty-cat - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (460) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, whenever I think about how perfect my relationship with my wife is, I always remember that evening 15 years ago when my female colleague knocked on my hotel room door after we had shared a nice business dinner and a few drinks. I knew at that precise moment that if I opened the door I going to ruin my marriage. So I took a deep breath and walked back to my bed, and the incident was never mentioned again. MMT

#17769 (4) - Sep 4, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (608) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, as I cried to my parole officer, explaining to her that I feel like I have ruined my entire life, she said, “I wouldn’t go that far. I’ve seen a lot of dead bodies in my day, based on bad decisions. You still have plenty of life left in you.” MMT

#17768 (0) - Sep 3, 2013 by Jess - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (341) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, the drunk driver that killed our son five years ago donated the kidney that saved my husband’s life. MMT

#17767 (2) - Sep 2, 2013 by Desee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (864) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, my surgeon and friend who performed surgery on me ten years ago and successfully removed a tumor from my abdomen, thus saving my life, died after a three-year battle with the same exact kind of cancer. MMT

#17766 (1) - Sep 1, 2013 by ob - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (447) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today I was supposed to take the greyhound from LA to SF to attend my friends funeral. I took a cab to greyhound, but the cab driver got lost. We got to the bus stop just as the bus pulled away. The taxi cab driver saw my despair and told me not to worry. Free of charge, he drove me around LA for 45 minutes, trying to beat the bus to its next stop. I eventually got to the next stop just as the bus pulled up. His selflessness and kindness MMT.

#17765 (0) - Aug 31, 2013 by Waziri - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (537) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, even though I’m happily married again, with a beautiful newborn daughter, I watched news this afternoon about a possible US military strike in Syria and then woke up from a nap an hour later dreaming about him again - wondering what my life would be like if he had made it back from the war in Iraq. MMT

#17764 (1) - Aug 30, 2013 by widowinlove - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (580) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, as I bought my own birthday cake for my 85th birthday, I realized, again, just how much I miss my husband. MMT

#17763 (4) - Aug 29, 2013 by alliev - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (654) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, my grandma still wears the beaded bracelet my grandpa made for her when they were in high school. MMT

#17762 (0) - Aug 28, 2013 by Strive - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (611) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today I realized that I didn't fall in love with you, I fell in love with who I thought you were… who you led me to believe you were. And now I realize that the saddest part of it all isn't that you led me on, cheated, and lied to me time and time again, the saddest part is that the girl I loved never actually existed. MMT

#17761 (5) - Aug 27, 2013 by claydome - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (468) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, when you told me you lost your virginity to a one night stand, I thought about when we were 17 and you told me that kissing someone you don't love is disgusting. MMT

#17760 (0) - Aug 27, 2013 by oldfriend - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (432) - No, that made me sleepy. (74)

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