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Today, I collapsed onto my knees when the vet told me she had cancer, but she trotted over and snuggled her head into my lap to comfort me, sensing only my sadness. MMT

#17920 (0) - Feb 2, 2014 by christine - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (455) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I will never again live in a world as bright and as beautiful as I did yesterday, when my wife was still alive. MMT

#17919 (2) - Feb 1, 2014 by pete - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (424) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, my son said he had moved on from his mom’s passing, who died from a stroke five years ago, but as he stared at the spot on the kitchen floor where she died, I knew he hadn't. MMT

#17918 (0) - Jan 31, 2014 by Kev0 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (376) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, my father didn’t seem to think twice about lighting a cigarette outside the hospital as my stepmom, who doesn’t smoke, was being treated for lung cancer. MMT

#17917 (0) - Jan 30, 2014 by atic2 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (427) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, my mom didn’t shed one tear at my father’s funeral. And neither did I. MMT

#17916 (0) - Jan 29, 2014 by mpdr - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (325) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, I watched the old video footage my dad filmed at the beach before he started the chemo 5 years ago. And about 20 minutes into it I suddenly realized that he was filming the beach simply because it was the last time he would ever see it again. MMT

#17915 (1) - Jan 28, 2014 by Kate - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (394) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after my team won the state championship, I looked around for my father, who never showed, and I realized his disappointment from a son who didn't enjoy sports was never amended or improved by a daughter – me – who was ecstatic to fill that void. MMT

#17914 (0) - Jan 27, 2014 by justadaughter - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (403) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, I stood in line at a wake for 7 hours to meet the parents and sisters of the boy who showed me how real men treat their girlfriends. We never said a word, just shook hands. And now, when I look for my soul mate, whoever that might be, I'll always look for the one who looks at me the way he looked at her. Their love was the love of a lifetime, even if that lifetime never reached 20. Those stolen lovestruck glances he always gave her will forever MMT.

#17913 (0) - Jan 26, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (288) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, it's been five months since I discovered she lied to me, stole from me and cheated on me. Today, she took our dog to her new home, next month she takes our son. Today, I love her as much as I ever did and I'll never know why she cheated and fell out of love with me. MMT

#17908 (3) - Jan 21, 2014 by somethingrandom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (299) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, when my dad caught me looking at models on a discussion board website for the gay and lesbian community, I said I was just jealous of their bodies, and how I wasn't thin like these boys on the Internet, and that I was trying to find photos for motivation in the gym. MMT

#17907 (1) - Jan 20, 2014 by Lenny - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (236) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, when my mom brought out the family photo album, I was reminded that my face once looked exactly like my brother's does, before a head-on collision with a drunk driver eight years ago led to my complete facial reconstructive surgery. MMT

#17906 (0) - Jan 19, 2014 by SethO - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (314) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, as I buried her in the backyard, I realized I was crying more after my dog died than I did at my father’s funeral last month. MMT

#17905 (0) - Jan 18, 2014 by ondee - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (298) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, through the prison window, I told my stepfather that he was my favorite person, my superhero, my mentor, my protector, my beloved father-figure all my life right up to the day he molested me. MMT

#17904 (0) - Jan 17, 2014 by tdp - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (436) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, in the grocery checkout line, it happened again, but I’ve gotten used to pretending I don't notice the way people look at me when they are trying to decide if I am a boy or a girl. MMT

#17903 (2) - Jan 16, 2014 by J - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (271) - No, that made me sleepy. (93)

Today, as my dog of 17 years lay lifeless in my arms, I was crying his name so loud that I swear he could hear me on the other side, because he woke up for a split second and wagged his tail one last time. MMT

#17902 (1) - Jan 15, 2014 by macme - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (621) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, I am heartbroken like I am on most days because, like many parents of children with severe disabilities, my deepest unspoken prayer is: "Dear God, please let me outlive my baby." MMT

#17901 (3) - Jan 14, 2014 by Blondie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (386) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I left my best friend a teary voicemail this morning from my hospital bed, but she hasn't called me back. She was the one driving when our car went off the icy road last night and into a deep drainage ditch. She’s in the hospital too, but not conscious. That’s all they’ll tell me. All I want is for her to call me back. MMT

#17899 (1) - Jan 12, 2014 by Me - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (321) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, it’s been ten years, but every time I see a weird New York number on my caller ID I still think someone from the prison is calling to tell me my twin brother has died. MMT

#17897 (1) - Jan 10, 2014 by xtwin - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (241) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, when I asked my 16-year-old daughter how she was doing, she said, “My life ever since dad’s death has been lived with an asterisk next to every soccer practice, every family dinner, and all the little events that would have been better had he been there.” MMT

#17896 (3) - Jan 9, 2014 by Nelle - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (335) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, my 77-year-old grandfather uses a wooden cane to help him get around. Sixteen years ago, my then 34-year-old late father used that very same cane when he became ill with cancer. MMT

#17895 (0) - Jan 8, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (236) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

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