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Anniversaries of sorts...

Monday, February 04, 2013

My apologies if this is too much detail...
18 years ago today, my father died of his first heart attack in his sleep. He was only 42. The coroner said that his death was the result of ongoing heart disease and the heart attack was caused by a massive blood clot. I was only 18 at the time. Looking back, my dad was the poster child for the American Heart Association... mildly overweight, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart burn/indigestion with almost every meal. His death was very preventable. I believe he knew what was happening to his body, and the direction things would go... But that's a whole other issue.

This blog isn't meant to be sad or morbid. Yes, I'm sad to not have my dad here with us. To see where I've come. To see his grandchildren (ten soon!) and be a positive role model in their lives. It's more about me reflecting the unnecessary loss of a person. And about my ability to dig deep to find the motivation to make the changes I need to in my life. I need to be content with where I am but to always strive for better. Not just for others - but for me.
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    I'm always sad when those we've lost aren't here to see what we've done. But honestly, he's got the best seat in the house. I know he's SO proud of you, and all that you've accomplished in your life. He's proud of your family and for your commitment to changing your life so you WILL be around for your kids. *hugs*
    1845 days ago
    Your dad would be very proud of you! Why, just look at your insight and how you are guiding yourself through life...learning through your experiences and reminding yourself that you CAN do it!
    I'm proud of you. Your Dad is smiling down on you and your family. He is the little angel on your shoulder telling you, yes you CAN!
    1845 days ago
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