It has now been over a year since we have put my father to rest. What a year it has been. In every single aspect, as a family, our lives have changed.
It takes time to get used to that change. It takes hardships to understand the beauty in life around us even during times of uncertainty.
But my father, was one of a kind. He may not be with us – physically, but believe me when I tell you he is with us in every decision we make. I may be biased, but this man knew how to live.
He was stubborn, and goofy, and enjoyed all of the little things in life. But he also fought like hell to make sure that my sister and I, knew and understood the importance of family …and more importantly, compassion.
This was a man who turned the other cheek even when so many were against him. He stayed true to the person he was even in moments when the world around us seemed to be turning upside down.
Having compassion in moments when you feel wronged is I believe one of the harder struggles to overcome in life. He not once showed my sister and I that revenge was the way to go.
He fought for the things he believed in in life. He helped us understand that everything in life is supposed to happen just as it is happening. Whether it’s a blessing or a lesson we have yet to learn.
Those are the aspects of him I hold close to my heart. His ability to have an open mind and an open heart to understand the differences between every single one of us as humans.
And it is because of who he was and what he taught us in life that my family continues to show our love and compassion to others who may also be struggling.
I am so excited to announce that we are launching our second initiative to raise funds in cooperation with Hamilton Health Science and Juravinski Cancer Center. Our second initiative is to raise funds for the much needed recliners used for palliative patients and their families.
As a family, we were blessed to have been able to spend 24/7 with my father in hospital during his last few weeks. We can’t imagine how difficult the current pandemic situation is for families who have loved ones fighting in hospital. But we will work to bring some sense of comfort to those struggling in hospital in any way that we can.
I am so excited to say, that 100% of all donations will be going towards purchasing these recliners for palliative patients!
The least we can do as a family, is to help others who may be going through the turmoil we did (and continue to) endure. You are not alone, and we will be here to hold you up when you feel like falling apart.
Below you can find the donation link as well as a brief biography of who my father was! Thank you to everyone who continues to be there for our family while we unwind our own grief.
I’ll end off with a bunch of FREE resources to get you tackling your chaos today.
Always remember that you’re not alone, and we’re all in this battle of life. You are competent enough to face your turmoil head-on. You just gotta take the first step.
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