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The Day She Died


06 Aug, 2011 12:04 AM


I would just like to first off say that this story is about me losing my step mom in April 2011 when I was and am currently 18 years old. Her name was Lisa and she was only 35. I had known her since I was 9 years old, which at this point is half of my life. I wanna say that she was so young and healthy, she was a typical girly girl who enjoyed reading gossip magazines, watching reality shows and sipping on fruity drinks. She was so hilarious and sarcastic and put a smile on my face every day. Whenever I was upset, she always knew what to say and how to handle the situation. I will miss her greatly.

There's always that one thing you never hope to hear. I sure as hell thought I would never hear the news. It was mid-April 2011 and I was lying on my mom's bed checking my Facebook. There was a message from my dad. This is exactly what it said: "Hi Emma. We are going thru a bit of a hard time right now. Lisa was diagnosed with leukemia on Wednesday. We are at the cancer clinic now and prob will be for a while. Hope all is well with you guys. Go Canucks!" How are you supposed to react to that? My jaw just dropped. I was completely shocked. How could this happen? Lisa was the last person on Earth I ever thought this would happen too. I most certainly thought she would pull through this. There was no doubt in my mind. She was so young and healthy no one saw it coming. I knew it would be a long, tough road to recovery. I believed in so strongly she was going to fight it.

Almost a week later, I was lying on the couch late at night watching TV. My older sister, Erin walks into the room and asks me, "Have you read dad's wall?" (on facebook). I said no. She told me people were saying to him, to "be strong" and "she wouldn't want you to be sad." My heart dropped as I read the many messages. It didn't exactly say what had happened, but I knew it wasn't good. I didn't want to believe she was gone, I wanted to hear it from my dad himself, not from Facebook. I didn't get much sleep that night. I kept thinking about my dad, and what he was going through at that moment. I just didn't want to believe it.

The next day, my Grandma and Grandpa stopped by my house. I knew this wasn't good. When my Grandma said Lisa passed away last night, my heart dropped, tears flooded my eyes. It was the biggest shock in my entire life and I can honestly say that. There's no way to describe how I was feeling or what I was thinking. All I could do was cry. When I talked to my dad on the phone, I just broke down. I was speechless, I just kept telling him how sorry I was and how much I loved him. The way he spoke to me was absolutely heartbreaking. I hated to see my dad in pain. I felt so horrible.

About 2 weeks later was her funeral, or should I say, Celebration of Life. I had never been to a funeral before and I didn't know what to expect. My whole family was there, along with hers and so many of her friends and co-workers. Many of her friends spoke, talking about her and her life. There were so many laughs. It was the hardest to watch my dad speak. That killed me inside. He had to take a few breaks, but he did so well. I'm so proud of him.

I still struggle with the loss of my step mother. It's hard to know I'll never see her again or hear her voice. Many things remind me of her, and when they do, I can't help but smile. I know she's looking down on us smiling. Rest in paradise, Lisa. We all love you so much.

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lily hayhurst says:
26 Sep, 2011 11:23 AM

wow that story was touching and i am sorry to hear that. it must have been a tough thing to sorry:) stay strong and happpy...and know you will see her again one day...just hope not soon as young as you are.

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Mahii says:
28 Sep, 2011 03:50 PM

I'm sorry to hear that , it kind of reminded me off my uncle who died when I was only 6 years old and now I'm 17 and he died without seeing how I've grown so much :( I cry at nights for me , too bad my family don't know about this :'( I keep A pic of me and my uncle wen we were young and take it everywhere with me x be strong and everything will be OK just think she's in a better pleace :)

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hm says:
03 Oct, 2011 11:32 AM

very sorry for your family's loss. I've heard so many stories about step parents/children and how sometimes it just doesn't work. You all were the exception to the rule. I believe there is a heaven and I believe she is smiling away at your words. I'm older then you by a lot. As in being old enough to be your dad. Its never easy..your a good got a big heart .. peace !

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Anna says:
03 Oct, 2011 05:18 PM

wow, i am so sorry :( but i know she is smiling apon you and your dad :)

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Superjunior says:
10 Oct, 2011 07:20 AM

Aww, dont be sad~

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Gabbie says:
13 Oct, 2011 07:01 PM

Trust me, at least you spent alot of years with her. I only spent about 6 years with my dad and my parents were divorced when i was born. They came back together and when i was about to turn 7 he died. I still remember it was a dark night and the screeches of the police cars outside my house knocking on my doors awaiting to tell my mom.

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nashiralee says:
15 Oct, 2011 11:50 PM

i am truly sorry that is a really sad story that crazy love dont worry everything will be fine she waching over you guys god bless

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Annastasia says:
16 Oct, 2011 02:13 PM

I wanted to say that i know how you are feeling. i lost someone that was close to me and it just makes me smile every time i see things that remind me of him.

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ramesh says:
18 Oct, 2011 09:37 AM

i like it story

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pisa medum says:
18 Oct, 2011 12:55 PM


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Cherry Cool says:
19 Oct, 2011 11:55 PM

ery sad story, it was heart breaking one. :(

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miyanda muncangani says:
28 Oct, 2011 06:08 AM


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Emma says:
23 Nov, 2011 09:31 PM

Thank you everyone for your kind comments :)

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Sunil says:
14 Dec, 2011 11:29 AM

I can understand your sitution. Noone can replace of mom love and care on this world.. If possible please try to be happy. By seeing your happiness may be your mom will feel haapy there..

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Kali says:
24 Dec, 2011 10:40 AM

One of my friends lost their mom in a car acciedent. It happened a while ago but he still gets messed up about it. Just remember she loved you and you'll be alright!!:)

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Anya says:
26 Dec, 2011 05:59 PM

Your story was very touching and I am sorry to hear about your mom. I really hope you are ok and so is your family. I am sending all my hugs and wishes to your family.

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somtin wong :) says:
13 May, 2012 05:54 PM

aww so sad :'( im so sorry r.i.p lisa :)

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rajiv nayan says:
10 Jun, 2012 07:52 PM

very sorry for it...its very painful to even thinking for one who is loving to all passed away...

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razo says:
15 Jul, 2012 01:17 PM

gr8 story...vry painful.....!!

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Sarah says:
24 Jul, 2012 10:20 PM

Oh,so sad! Dear friend,im nearly at ur age (about 19) but never experience loss in my family and perhaps u think that i cant thouch ur feeling,but i tell u: u arent alone,u have ur family and its better to stay with them and help them to forget the pain... My bestfriend's mother passed away 1year ago,and i was going to be a real crazy! My friend controled herself but i couldnt!! I dont know why!!! Ill pary for u, good luck :)

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Mia says:
26 Oct, 2012 10:43 PM

Yeah were all very sorry I think they get, truly sad and I apologize how I started but seeing ( ok not seeing but hearing/reading how every one is saying they also have a sad story and how tragic yeah we get it) you said yourself she's watching over us with a smile so what's with all the " ow I'm sorry " comments I mean really ok well I'm going to stop now cuz sometimes my messages upset people so bye :)

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Blanca says:
21 Nov, 2012 04:33 PM

So sorry :( good thing you got to knw her and spend th ehalf of your life with lisa.... hope your better now :)

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David says:
03 Mar, 2013 06:38 AM

I'm sorry to hear that...but she is always there for you and god bless!

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Katelynn says:
09 Mar, 2013 02:45 AM

I was going to cry but i held it in.... My dad passed when i was 5.... He was Murdered. My 2 aunts 1 has breast cancer, and one has leukemia i love them dearly.... My aunt with leukemia has been fighting it for about a year or two, and my aunt with breast cancer was diagnose with it Dec. 2012. So i get how you feel.

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Tito says:
12 Apr, 2013 08:29 PM

Nigguh chill ! !

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Diana says:
22 Aug, 2013 08:29 PM

I am so sorry. This story is so touching. Rest in paradise Lisa we all love you
(Just like you said)

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Augastus Black says:
02 Mar, 2014 10:16 AM

I was crying while reading this story. i am sorry.

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Annika A. Villareal says:
10 Jun, 2014 04:17 AM

I was crying when I read this story it also happened to me I was really sad

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Manahil Aftab says:
28 Jun, 2014 07:55 AM

A very sad one

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Maria jea says:
29 Mar, 2015 06:24 AM

Im sorry to hear that. . But the story is nice yet sad. Dont be loss your hope . Be str0nq and have faith .Always were a smile . :)

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Ynna Lianne Faulkerson says:
22 Oct, 2015 07:25 AM

i'm really sorry to hear that;(

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Millie says:
16 Aug, 2016 08:12 PM

She sounds like a lovely person and I'm so sorry about what happened. Just remember she wouldn't want you to be in pain.

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Anonymous says:
07 Jan, 2017 02:37 AM

I can somewhat relate to this story. My dad abandoned me when I was 6 months old. So I dont really know him. Now my mom just got diagnosed with melanoma. Its the most serious skin cancer. Then, my little brother was thought to have very good yet sad story. Im very sorry. Just dont lose faith, always be strong. Most importantly, she will always be watching you. She wouldnt want you to be sad and in pain

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a person says:
17 May, 2017 08:24 AM

omg that was so sad story and i hope your step mom will be fine in paradise

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