This is me with my dad before I left to be stationed in Germany when I was 22. A few weeks after this was taken I rushed home to be with him in the hospital after he was diagnosed with cancer. He held on for 2 1/2 years after that. He was the greatest. My mom always seemed to want to keep me little and girly while my dad never once thought twice about me playing football in the street, joining the Marine Corps, or taking on all the challenges that were against the norm for girls back then. He'd put his hand on his shoulder and smile every time and just let me be me. I miss him terribly.
Created: Jun 18, 2017LO_raine Image Media