June 15, 2014

A Father's Day Tribute To My Father

I miss my dad.  He passed away almost 6 years ago after a battle with leukemia.  He was a pretty cool guy.

If you never had the chance to meet him, here's a glimpse of what he was like.  This is a video I made for him for his birthday many years ago and it shows his personality pretty well.

Here's a link to the tribute I created for my dad when he died:

My sisters and I all came up with some of our favorite memories of our dad at his funeral.  This was mine:

My favorite memory of dad is when he gave me my self confidence. I remember when I was very little, dad used to call me Four Fingers. Now many people might think that sounds cruel, but I think he did it to prepare me for a cruel world. He also used to make me tell people stories about why my arms were different and also to make jokes about them. I think he knew it was an issue I'd always have to address with people and he didn't want me to be ashamed of that which made me unique. As I grew older, he told me I could be anything I wanted to be as long as I worked hard at it. He helped me learn how to build my self confidence which has helped me create a life I am quite proud of today.

Happy Father's Day, Dad.  I love you!

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