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Category: Sad


Today, my husband, who’s a pediatric surgeon, came home at midnight, crashed into my arms and began crying. Through his tears, he said, “Zero for two today… Yep, both heart transplants failed.” MMT

#18003 (0) - Apr 24, 2014 by Diaz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (45) - No, that made me sleepy. (2)

Today, for the first time in over a year, I spent the whole day with my brother, Shawn, who has been in and out of rehab for drug abuse and depression for the better part of the past five years. He seemed like a changed man today - laughing and sharing honest, heartfelt stories about his recovery and outlook on the future. It was truly the happiest I can remember him ever being. Shawn died in a car accident this evening on his drive home from my house. MMT

#18002 (1) - Apr 23, 2014 by alli - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (142) - No, that made me sleepy. (5)

Today, I had an overwhelming realization that brought me to tears… You could have fought for me in the slightest, Mom, and I would have forgiven you in a heartbeat. But now you've not been here for over half my life and I think it might be too late. The finality breaks my heart all over again, wondering how anyone could abandon their children for another partner. MMT

#18001 (1) - Apr 22, 2014 by AndSoItIs - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (90) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, at his wife's funeral, the only words my friend could get out were, "Yesterday, the seat belts weren't enough..." before he started crying uncontrollably, unable to finish giving her eulogy. MMT

#17998 (0) - Apr 19, 2014 by CC - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (139) - No, that made me sleepy. (7)

Today, my wife's water broke at 3am with our first child, and at 3pm, after major complications, I am left with no daughter and a wife in a coma. MMT

#17996 (2) - Apr 17, 2014 by Mees - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (279) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, a month and a half later, my mom still carries her phone everywhere she goes, and hopes my dad will call. He was one of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. MMT

#17995 (1) - Apr 16, 2014 by Ja - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (314) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, I met someone who is making $35,000 a month selling pot. I make less than that in a year at my salaried job as a high school math teacher. MMT

#17993 (2) - Apr 14, 2014 by notwithabang - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (203) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, about an hour before she left this world, my mom kissed me and told me she loved me for the first time since I told her I was gay, 16 years ago. MMT

#17992 (0) - Apr 13, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (233) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, the seat belt and the five airbags in our five-star-crash-rated SUV weren’t enough to save my wife’s life. MMT

#17986 (1) - Apr 7, 2014 by JayAustin - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (267) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, after my step-dad's retirement party last night, on his 65th birthday, he dropped dead of a heart attack on his very first day of retirement. MMT

#17982 (0) - Apr 3, 2014 by missyevans - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (285) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, as I laid in bed curled up in the fetal position, I realized that losing a mother I never spoke to, but always dreamed of reconciling things with, really was going to be that hard. MMT

#17978 (0) - Mar 30, 2014 by cara - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (188) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I nearly vomited when I realized the man who molested me when I was younger had joined the message board for survivors of sexual abuse that I am a member of. MMT

#17977 (2) - Mar 29, 2014 by June - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (272) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, after telling me to "be myself" for 23 years, in an instant I found out my parents didn't really mean it when I came out to them and they both began crying unhappy tears and walked out of the room. MMT

#17975 (3) - Mar 27, 2014 by morninggrl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (235) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, the last thing she said to me is, "You have to check out this neat site called Makes Me Think..." just as a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed into my passenger-side door where she was sitting. Now I'm here in the ER, watching a machine breathe for her, and hoping she gets to finish telling me her story. MMT

#17971 (3) - Mar 23, 2014 by Les - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (352) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, the six months the doctors gave my dad was cut short by five whole months without warning. The fact that we didn't even get him a quarter of the way through his 6-Month bucket list MMT.

#17968 (1) - Mar 20, 2014 by Ze - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (204) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, two days after the crash, I woke up from a coma with a concussion, six broken bones and no family. MMT

#17967 (1) - Mar 19, 2014 by Gone - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (422) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, after driving 60 miles in rain and traffic, you saved one last little purr for me as I picked you up for the last time. MMT

#17966 (2) - Mar 18, 2014 by bange - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (259) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, when I kissed his furry cheek and said goodbye to him at the veterinary hospital, my heart shattered into pieces because I knew I would never say hello to him again. MMT

#17964 (0) - Mar 18, 2014 by Marc - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (256) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, I've had lethal kidney problems since I was a baby. I had a daughter and I had trouble losing the weight. People call me "fat" every day. I'm 5 ft and 170 pounds. They don't know the pills I take to keep myself from needing a transplant or dialysis make me gain weight. I'm sorry I'm not skinny. MMT

#17962 (3) - Mar 15, 2014 by nolove - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (308) - No, that made me sleepy. (58)

Today, out my bedroom window, I saw one of the saddest things I've ever seen in my life - a little bird that had frozen to death while perched on a tree branch all alone. MMT

#17961 (0) - Mar 14, 2014 by cylo - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (339) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

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