So anywho, I am scheduling this post to hit on Dad's actual birthday. It seems strange to post it now when his birthday is still three days away.
This is probably the last picture I took of my father. It was taken at a Wendy's on our way to visit my Grandparents for Thanksgiving, 2007. I'm pretty sure he was lecturing me for playing with my phone at the table. I have a hard time looking at this picture sometimes because on the Saturday after Thanksgiving when we got home my dad had a horrible "episode" in my living room. The next day he was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital in Diabetic Shock and put into a medicine induced coma for over 2 weeks. He came home on December 24th and we had Christmas with my nice and nephew. I tend to block out the fact that my brother was there on Christmas Eve as well. (thats a whole different story)
These pictures are from my college graduation. May 2007. This was probably the best day my dad had had in a very long time. Luckily for us after his month in the hospital in Decmeber the doctors played with his medicine and bought us about 7 good months with him. He was a lot better for a short period of time but at least that was how he went out instead of uncomfortable and in pain.
Happy Birthday Daddy, it's been a crazy year. It's amazing how many things you've missed since your last birthday.
And I got married on August 15, 2009 to my Hubsy. You liked him, you even remembered his name. I know he hadn't been around very long yet at your funeral but he really was amazing during those horrible weeks after you died. I think he really impressed everyone.