as my father’s life slowly ebbs, each transfusion scheduled closer and closer, i want to honor what he has given me: the definition of living life with honesty, with integrity, with loyalty. every decision he made in his life was for the benefit of his family. he has been a physically strong, very proud and independent man, he now accepts help he needs. he loved in action not in words. he valued education. he valued his italian culture. he influenced and shaped who i am and how i live. he taught me to learn to do things on my own by researching, asking questions and accepting help.
to the end of a challenging 2014 and am so happy you’re home to begin 2015. happy new year dad. i love you.
(photo: christmas day 2014)