2016 has be less than 30 days and the world has lost so many great people. David Bowie, Alan Rickman and by far the greatest loss: My Father. No he wasn't a famous celebrity, but he was an amazing man. unlike most families now days, we were always a very close family. Even when I was younger and he was more distant, he was there for me. He taught me and my sister about the real world while still nutrition us.
He was also a very selfless man. he was hard to get to know, but once you were in that bubble, he would give you the shirt off your back if he though you needed it. Many times mine and my sisters friends would need places to go and he would never turn them away and he would allow them to stay for a bit. He also delt with my crazy mother just so he could make sure we were taken care of.
he also was very involved in the local fire department. A close friend of the family came to him on day and asked for his assistance. The local fire department was a wreck and he wanted to fix it, but he couldn't do it alone. He asked my father (a man who knew nothing about fire fighting) to join and help him fix the department. my father joined and took countless classes and he learned what a department should be like and together they worked on it and fixed it.Since then it has become a huge part of the entire family. Even on his death bed he tried to get up and go to the fire house for the weekly training drill.
Even in the end he was still himself he made jokes and held his integrity till the end.
His goal was to prove all of the statistics wrong. He was originally give 9 months to 2 years if he got treatment. And from the day we found out the severity until the day he passed he made it exactly 2 moths two days, even though he took the chemo amazingly well, it had just progressed to far to stop. So in a way he did break all the records, just not exactly in the way we were expecting/ hoping.
I guess what I wanna say is that be prepared for some rather sad works from me. because I really want to do a few tribute pieces for him. He was an amazing person that was just amazing without even trying to be.
I suppose the last thing I want to say is that I love you daddy and you gave us everything we need to push forward. You take it easy now it's our turn.