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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.

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