This is probably going to be long and rambly. But here it goes.
My dad passed away yesterday. How ironic the most patriotic man I know dies on Patriot Day.
We have known this day was going to come sooner than later for a while now.
But nothing can prepare you for the loss of a parent.
I will miss our conversations that we would have after everyone went to bed when I visited.
I will miss him saying "bite me" to everyone. I will miss his smirk. I will miss reminiscing with him.
I am proud of the man that he became.
I am proud of how hard he fought and never complained.
Dad has battled this disease for 18 plus months. He fought til the very last day and never gave up.
He was worried about Connie.
And I am sure worried about his kids and grandkids.
We will be okay.
I will miss him but I am glad he is not suffering anymore. It was getting hard to see someone that you saw as unbeatable so tired and worn and just exhausted.
I am in awe at the support we have here. Connie will be fine. People here at so awesome, kind and caring. They have treated us like family and gone above and beyond anything any employer would normally do. So to the people at Hawthorne. Thank you.
I may have lost my dad but I have gained an angel. I truly believe in guardian angels.
I have also gained a family. Like I told one of the Harmans, they have me as long as they will let me stick around. Connie has been a part of my life for 18 years. That's a long time to know someone. The Harmans have treated me like family. Not step family. Like true honest to god family. They have been amazing and I am grateful for that. So thank you to the Harman Family.
Thank you for all of the support and love to everyone. Everyone who has helped us in any way the last several months so I could be here where I needed to be.
As far as arrangements go, there will be private services at a later date. Thank you for the continued support and love. It means more than I can ever say.