On Saturday October 16th it will be a year since my father died. I’ve spent the last 365 days grieving, adjusting to the changes in my life and trying to move forward. I’ve done all of these things with varying degrees of success and I will continue to do them for a long time.
Today, instead of dwelling on the loss of my father I’d like to thank him for being here for the first 35 years of my life; I wish we had more time but I’m grateful for all that we had. I’d like to thank my mother for doing the work of two parents this year. I’d also like to say thank you to all of my family and friends; you were here for me on the hardest day of my life and you have been here for me ever since. Your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten. Finally, thank you to my wife who helped me keep it together for most the past year and picked me up when I fell apart.