In 2016 my daughter was born. She was the apple of my dad’s eye.
In the spring of 2018 my dad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer known as a “glioblastoma”; the median survival rate is about 12-18 months after first diagnosis.
At the end of 2018, my son was born.
My dad celebrated his 62nd birthday on June 22nd, 2019. On July 16th, 2019 I held my dad’s hand as he passed away. He made it 17 months after his diagnosis.
I knew from his first diagnosis that he didn’t have long to live. I wish he was still alive today, but I’m glad that my kids and I were still able to make memories with him up until his death.
This eye-opening experience with my dad has made me realize I don’t know when my time will come. So I’m starting this blog to pass along all the life lessons I’ve learned from my parents, my wife, and my own life.
I want you to learn from my mistakes and my successes. While I want you to blaze your own path, I want you to know that I have been in the same spot as you in a lot of your life choices and can help guide you if you choose.
So this is for you, E & V. Even if you choose a different path than me, know that I will always love you and trust you to do what is best for yourself and the people around you.