Today would have been my dad’s 82nd Birthday. He died 3 years ago from complications of Parkinson’s, a disease that he struggled with for 20 years. Watching him go from being a smart, compassionate, very funny vibrant man to a person who couldn’t walk, talk, or take care of himself was devastating and was a big part of my interest in doing what I can to be healthy until my last day on this earth. As you can see from the pictures, he had a great love of life and was always making us laugh. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of some funny thing he said or did. I sure wish we could have one last conversation.
Your mission for today: If you had 5 minutes left in your life and could talk to just one person…who would it be, what would you say, and why are you waiting?
Happy Birthday, Dad.