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Today, I had a blind date planned with one of my dad's younger colleagues, Jake. My dad really likes Jake and has been trying to set me up with him for over a year. Tonight, as I was sitting alone at the dinner table wondering why he was running late to our date, my dad called me and told me he just got a call that Jake was in a bad car accident 30 minutes ago on his way to this end of town. Now I'm sitting beside his bed at the hospital typing this on my iPhone as he rests in a coma. My dad and other visitors are already gone, and I don't really know why I'm still sitting here, but I can't seem to bring myself to leave. MMT

#15446 (4) - Sep 4, 2011 by loneheart - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1989) - No, that made me sleepy. (76)

Today, in my dad’s final moments, with the last bit of strength in his body and a smile across his face, he held tightly to our hands and told my mom and me, “I wish we had held hands like this more often. But I’m happy we are now.” MMT

#15400 (0) - Aug 30, 2011 by DJ - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1280) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I’m sitting in my hospital bed waiting to have both my breasts removed. But in a strange way I feel like the lucky one. Up until now I have had no health problems. I’m a 66 year old woman in the last room at the end of the hall before the pediatric division of the hospital begins. Over the last few hours I have watched over 30 cancer patients being wheeled by in wheelchairs and rolling beds. None of these patients could be a day older than 15. MMT

#15379 (3) - Aug 27, 2011 by Tata - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1473) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I didn’t have the heart to tell my patient’s husband that his wife had asked for him repeatedly in the final 10 minutes before she passed, which was approximately 15 minutes after he left her side for the first time in 96 hours. MMT

#15106 (3) - Aug 2, 2011 by Q - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1988) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, it’s been a year since he passed away. But when I call my daughter in-law’s house when she’s not there, in the most chipper voice my late son answers and says, “Hi there! So glad you called, and sorry we missed ya! Please leave us a message.” And it makes me cry every time. But I can’t stop myself from listening to it. MMT

#14996 (1) - Jul 23, 2011 by oncekate - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1394) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, a family reunion photo my mother keeps in her living room includes the man who took advantage of me when I was just a kid. MMT

#14867 (5) - Jul 13, 2011 by J - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1241) - No, that made me sleepy. (101)

Today, 21 years later, when that song comes on the radio, it still reminds me of that breezy summer night I spent with him at his parent’s lake house, two days before he left of the Gulf War, for good. MMT

#14865 (4) - Jul 12, 2011 by Bri - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1379) - No, that made me sleepy. (47)

Today, I woke up from a 4-month coma to find out that my wife passed away a month ago from an accidental overdose of anti-depressant pills. MMT

#14801 (9) - Jul 7, 2011 by MyFault - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2576) - No, that made me sleepy. (58)

Today, while all my friends were throwing their caps in the air for graduation, I sat in my chair and hoped that my dad would still be alive when I got back to the hospital. MMT

#14779 (3) - Jul 4, 2011 by Jose - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1969) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, I have purchased more flowers for daughter’s grave than I did for HER while she was alive. MMT

#14775 (1) - Jul 2, 2011 by pop - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1554) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, he committed suicide. I bullied and tormented him while he lived, but now that he’s gone, I'm the one left in turmoil. I fear I may have been the reason. MMT

#14743 (18) - Jun 28, 2011 by kid428 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1565) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, it’s been 5 years since my wife passed away and about a year since I started dating other women. But I can no longer maintain a close intimate relationship. Because every time I’m sexually active with another woman, I remember the way my wife’s body felt, and I catch myself comparing them to her. It kills me inside. MMT

#14740 (1) - Jun 26, 2011 by atlonglast - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1599) - No, that made me sleepy. (86)

Today, my mother checked herself into a psychiatric rehab hospital after she admitted to my father and grandmother that she truly enjoys, and looks forward to, physically disciplining me and my little sister. MMT

#14737 (2) - Jun 25, 2011 by LonelyBrother - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1337) - No, that made me sleepy. (54)

Today, I finally got around to sorting through a box of my son’s personal items that his Army unit shipped to me after he was killed in January of 2011. In the box I found a journal my son updated every night while he was overseas. The final entry, dated Jan 6th, 2011 is only one line long. It says, “I will not kill anyone this year.” MMT

#14736 (8) - Jun 24, 2011 by ma - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1688) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, when my sister’s 2-year-old son saw her lying in the casket, he smiled and said, “Mommy!” without fully understanding the circumstances. MMT

#14733 (9) - Jun 23, 2011 by hanna - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2443) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, it has been almost a year since you passed. I have slept with your pillow every night since because it smelled like you. But now, it smells like me. I miss you. MMT

#14721 (5) - Jun 22, 2011 by Lea - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1810) - No, that made me sleepy. (70)

Today, I went to the doctor because I was experiencing awful stomach pains. They ran some tests, took some blood, and told me they’d contact me later this afternoon. I assumed it was from stress and depression. Three days ago, at the age of 35, my husband, the love of my life, died of a heart attack. This afternoon, I almost gave up. I took out my husband’s handgun, put it on the kitchen table and stared at it, contemplating suicide. As I sat there, the phone rang, it was the doctor. He said, “You’re perfectly healthy. You’re pregnant.” MMT

#14699 (11) - Jun 20, 2011 by lonelygal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2992) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, the bruises under my left eye and around my neck are fading, but the fiery rage in his eyes still burns bright. I wish he wasn’t my father. MMT

#14696 (10) - Jun 19, 2011 by lacey - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1569) - No, that made me sleepy. (88)

Today, it’s been exactly six months since I returned home early from a 14 month deployment overseas after being shot once in the shoulder, twice in the abdomen, and three times in the leg. For five of the past six months I spent all of my time bouncing between a hospital and a physical rehabilitation center. But I was one of the lucky ones. Three of my mates didn’t make it. MMT

#14695 (3) - Jun 18, 2011 by Clarity - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1168) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, my 10-year-old bone cancer patient, who was just downgraded to hospice care this morning, looked around his room, which is filled with stuffed animals, flowers and balloons, and said, “I hope when I get to heaven, God gives me all the balloons I lost when I was alive.” MMT

#14669 (0) - Jun 17, 2011 by RN - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1506) - No, that made me sleepy. (55)

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