A while back I was contacted by a freelance writer to do an article about my dad. (*update: It’s finally out in Your Family (June 2013) magazine.) The photograph accompanying the article was taken in July 2012. My daughter and I visited my parents and brother and I decided that we needed some professional family photographs taken.
My dad passed away on November 7, 2012. After being diagnosed with a type of Leukemia in December 2011, he spent a great deal of time in hospital undergoing chemotherapy. Unfortunately his body just wasn’t strong enough to cope with the negative effects of the chemo. He was always such a strong man, and probably one of the only people on this planet who ever understood me and completely had my back. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss him dearly.