I love you!

This is one of my favorite pictures of my father, taken a few months before his death November 30, 2014.

He’s with his dog, Benjamin.

Dad Ben

He was relentlessly positive and optimistic. He loved to laugh.

He was brave. He faced the end of his life with courage and acceptance of the inevitable. He never complained.

He was grateful ’til the end.

Though I am glad he is no longer suffering, I miss him, especially today.

I love you, Dad.