I’m sorry that I haven’t been active on the site recently, but a little over a week ago, my father, Jeffrey, passed away losing his battle to Kidney Cancer. He fought hard for a year and did everything in his power to overcome this terrible disease, but as we all know, sometimes the power of the disease cannot be fought fairly. It is in his honor that I’d like to share some information about Kidney Cancer with all of you in hopes that this education can help in putting a stop to what my father endured — click here to view.
I would also like to share the letter that I wrote to my father and read at his celebration service.
I’d like to start off by telling you how much I love you and how much I miss you. I miss your love, your voice, and mostly right now just your touch. If I had to live my life once over I wouldn’t change anything. Even if it meant losing you too soon, it would be worth all of the tears in the world because you were simply the greatest.
I am certain that your love for us was pure and always without judgement. While my heart is broken and nothing seems to make sense right now, I am still holding on to every word you have said,every lesson you have taught, every memory and will continue to do so as I will always feel your presence.
Some of my biggest needs have always been your protection, your guidance and your leadership. As hard as it is now in your absence I know I must use your 28 years of fatherhood to protect, guide and lead in the only way I know best – the way you taught me. Be honorable, be kind, be noble, be just, be silly, be tenacious, be a champion.
I feel I am the most confident about myself,motivated to build my future and clear about my goals because I was lucky enough to have a father so devoted to our family and endlessly interested in our livelihood. You have a tangible and unspeakable power that will reign forever. Your spirit lives strong in each and every one of us where it will eternally belong.
May you struggle no longer, may your mind find clarity and peace, may you play golf at your best and drive wherever you please.
Through the wind we hear your whisper. We will feel your glow from the sun. In the lake we will see your reflection and through the air we will embrace your hug.
Until the day we meet again, our family will not be complete. But know we will thrive forever in your honor and live to make you smile.