A Good Fight

It’s with a tremendously sad heart that I share my father passed away Saturday evening. For anyone who has followed my blog this past year, it’s been a roller coaster ride as my father was put into hospice a year ago on May 27, 2016 with stage 5 kidney failure.  He improved only to have a heart attack in June. We all thought we were going to lose him then, but again, he pulled through!  Now exactly one year later on May 27, 2017, we said goodbye.

We shared many stories over the last few days and the common theme was how stubborn of a man he was but also that he was absolutely the kindest and most tender hearted man most people knew! He, without a doubt, loved to farm, was a great friend and father, and would go out of his way for anyone! He taught me to be kind to others and generous with my time.

I am really, really sad today as I already miss my daily phone calls with him and the smile on his face and joy in his eyes when I went to visit him!  I’ll miss his words of encouragement and his I love you’s.  I am very grateful that he always put up a good fight (as I said before, he was stubborn) and I will forever cherish the extra year we were blessed with to build upon our special bond!

Dad…you will forever be in my heart!  I know you are my guardian angel now and I know you likely have already found a tractor and a farm! Now go farm!

I Love you Dad!

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