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Letters with a Lasting Touch

My wife and I welcomed our first child (a son) into the world on December 31st, 2016. New Year’s Eve. My parents made the two hour trip to the hospital a couple days later to meet their first grandchild and, for a brief moment, everything in my world was completely perfect.

My dad was put into hospice care about a week later and on Friday, the 13th of January, 2017, he was gone. My son and dad will forever be linked by their start and end, respectively, in this world. I still struggle immensely with the emotions that I experienced in such a short amount of time...the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Driving back and forth between my dying dad and my new beautiful boy.

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