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To my Dad...good-bye and may you rest in peace

My dad passed away Saturday night after making the decision he did not want to have dialysis anymore. He was supposed to last 2 to 3 weeks but I got a call this morning letting me know he had passed away overnight.

He said he was tired and the pain was too much. I am having a hard time understanding that decision, but I realize I was not in his shoes and it was his decision to make. My dad and I didn't have the best relationship for the last 15 years or so. And it was not for lack of trying years ago.

I was going to try and put into words the pain in my relationship with my Dad but after writing a few words I decided instead that I am just going to say I will always try to be a better dad to my kids.

I will never play favorites.
I will always be there for them.
I will be there to spoil their kids like a grandfather should.
I will always love them unconditionally.

Dad, I have always loved you even though I said to myself I didn't care anymore. And maybe in your own way you did love me. May you find peace and happiness in your life after this world.


Gravatar Image1 - I'm so sorry for the pain of your loss, Jim... on many levels. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gravatar Image2 - My sympathies, Jim.

Gravatar Image3 - Jim, my sincerest condolences.

Gravatar Image4 - Jim, I am so sorry to hear this. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family

Gravatar Image5 - I haven't spoken to my father for years. I'm trying to be a good father to my children. I'm sure that one day I'll find myself where you are now.

So sorry that you've lost your dad.

Gravatar Image6 - I'm sorry for your loss...

Gravatar Image7 - I'm very sorry for your loss Jim.

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