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DatableDog Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Damn. I choked up on that one.
Sangom0013 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
This one made me cry. I hope one day the owner of the secret will find peace
Daeranilen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Besides expressing my sympathy (I think most of us have had this moment, sadly), I just want to take time to praise the lovely typography in use in this secret. Everything about the font, from size to color to arrangement, is excellent.
XaizX Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Awwwwww *hugs* I guess we've all learned a lesson, and that is to not miss a chance to show and tell our loved ones that we love them. Cliche yes but yeah, we really need to learn to do this. Praying for you ST! :)
meilady Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
And that's a regret you'll carry for the rest of your life probably. It'll be a reminder, though, that you ought to get off your bum sometimes and enjoy the time you have with your loved ones - whether you guys have one day left or forty years left. And with that, and some time, maybe history will...feel less sharp?
Moonpaw449 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lost my uncle just before Christmas last year....I wasn't able to see him. I hate myself because I couldn't get there to be with him and my aunt. I blame my stupid self, all the stupid things I had done. I wish now, that I had just picked up the phone and called, just to see how he was doing.....
TheDarkestCookie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I visited my grampa (he lives in another city than me) one time after he had taken a lot of operations, and when I went home again I could see that he cried....... And I am realy worried about WHY he cried........
summerday27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to make fun of my dog. He was a great dog. He protected me, my mom and my brother while my dad was away. That was when i was little. But as i grew older i used to call him names, and sorta mess with him. In July of 2011 he was acting weird. My mom said it was from the heat. On the night of the 22nd, my mom saw that he was acting weird. She looked at him and knew he was sick. She rushed him to the vet and it turns out he was dying of cancer. I still cry all the time (In fact i am right now) because of it. He loved me, and i treated him like dirt. And he was a amazing dog, and i wish i would've spent more time with him. I miss him more than words could ever describe.
toasterover Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
I know this sounds cliche and retarded, but it's important to spend the time you have with someone you care about, especially your grandparents because their time is already running.
Angelcakes21 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This...really makes me want to call my Grandpa.
ShadesOfGrey85 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I feel that way about alot of the people I know that have died in my life... Things will get better, ST. They will.
blackpoppies Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
We used to go see my Grandad every week. He had cancer, but we thought he had a long time left. One week, my sister had an argument with my Dad ans as a result she refused to go with us to see him... a week later, he'd deteriorated and was so ill that none of us 'kids' were allowed to visit him and he died a fortnight later.

This has happened to so many people, as you can see from the comments. The fact is that if you had known, you would have gone, and in my mind that counts for a lot. You didn't care any less for him because of this and you shouldn't blame yourself.
XxRockFiendxX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
it's not your fault =( these things happen
Bohba13 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, life sucks like that, and saying goodbye isn't always necicary, as they always will be with you
AzukariRowley Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I completely understand. I started to hate being at my house when my grandparents visited. I left to go to my best friends house, while I was gone they left and went back up north. My grandma fell, and she started dying. She started to die from necrotizing infateitus... I was never able to tell her I love her, hold her, hug her, nothing ever again...
april4042000 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Aww. I am very sorry to hear that. :( But it's not your fault. To me, it would be harder to let go if you just recently saw them.
sudsysoap2006 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did a very simliar thing when my grandmother was in the hospital. See after her heart attack she was never healthy enough to leave the hospital so my family and I went to visit often. But my grandmother wasn't herself anymore...sometimes we would visit and she would be happy and joking and completely normal playing cards with me and my two kid brothers. But other times she would be in such a rage it scared me and my siblings to death. She would rant and yell at my dad and grandfather til she was red in the face and foaming at the mouth. I got to a point when I couldn't bear it anymore. I was only in middle school and my brothers were much younger but I still hate myself for not going with my dad on that last trip he made to see her at the hospital. I never did get a chance to say goodbye and I think that is what hurts me so much.
imke14 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My dad called the 11th of December to say my grandpa was doing bad an that he'd pick me and my mom up to go see him for the last time. I didn't dare to go. He was sleeping so he never noticed I wasn't there but I wish I would've went anyway. I feel horrible about it. ):
CatalystOfTheSoul Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is exactly how my Great Grandpa Bob died.

...Things happen. Regrets fill your life and all you can do is promise yourself to have less regrets in the future.
SinfulAnkh Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Reminds me of my aunts. When my grandma died unexpectedly during her sleep, three of my aunts were bawling because they were so much in a hurry that they forgot to say "I love you" to her the last time they spoke to her...
Tanglenose98 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconhuggleplz: Not your fault, love. We can't turn back time; don't beat yourself up over it.
SecretLaser Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh really. Sad but NOT .YOUR. FAULT.
mythelf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I'm so sorry, I'm scared every day of the same thing happening to me.
Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No matter how often you saw a person before he or she dies, I think one will always think "couldn't I have visited this person more often?". But in the end we can't turn back time. We didn't. That's the fact, sad as it is. But I think we shouldn't forget the times we did and what the person was like over that. And the thing we can do is to learn from that and take as much time as possible with the relatives we still have.
spkdog Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This sounds exactly like a story my fifth grade teacher told me. Mrs. Bernard?
VictorHugo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is too heartbreaking :(

Everybody should be entitled to have a big house, big enough to house 3 generations of the same family.
razzigyrl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: I know how hard that guilt is, ST.

Giovenna Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
aweee :(
corkscrewfork Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I know that feeling, ST. My best friend, the closest thing I ever had to a big brother, passed away from colon cancer last year. I wanted to go see him one more time, but my mom made me promise I'd wait until she got home so she could drive me home if it was too much for me. Her errands took an hour longer than expected... I got there not even 10 minutes after he passed away. I know that feeling... and like you, I can't forgive myself.
RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so sorry for your loss :(
I hope you can learn to forgive yourself one day... it wasn't your fault
wishIist Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This broke my heart... :(
DasTierLockjaw Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ouch... I couldn't imagine....
003145 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that feeling
ChildoftheGreenWood Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My Grandpa Bob just died too... I didn't know he was fading and I didn't get to say goodbye either.
Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The same happened to me, with my grandma, only... she was just at the local hospital, in hospice. I decided not to visit her that day, and she died the following morning.

It's a regret that shook me with nightmares for a couple months, but time helped to heal it. I'm not sure how often you think about it, but try not to dwell too much on it--if nothing else, it taught you to value life and the time you spend with your loved ones. Turn it into an opportunity to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Melissas-randomness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Don't blame yourself, honey. It wasn't your fault, you didn't know.
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