I’ve mentioned my Dad and his cancer in previous postings, notably his diagnosis in The Symptom Sleight of Hand in June of 2008 and his cancer-free scan in Answered Prayers back in February. He passed away this past Wednesday evening with a vengeful return of the lymphoma that took down my Mom back in 1991.
Based on my previous postings it would easy to throw in an “I-told-you-so” and extol the virtues of proper diet and lifestyle, but when it’s your own flesh and blood, such an off-handed approach is inappropriate. And while I’m quick to attribute his additional 18 years to the chiropractic care I was able to convince him to avail himself of after Mom’s passing, who can be sure? Without a parallel universe (which Microsoft may be working on), I’m not sure you can automatically attribute his longer life to the two chiropractors who attended to him.
But I will.
I’m thankful that I was able to say my goodbyes and let my Dad know how much I loved and appreciated him for being the Dad he was. After meeting so many people who were not complete with a loved one when they died, especially a parent, if you find yourself in such a situation today, I hope you’ll attend to this matter immediately. If my plea causes you to take action, It would at least help me make more sense of Dad’s needless passing at such an early age.
If there’s someone in your life that needs forgiveness or an apology, will you forgive and apologize? Today? If some of your “I-love-yous” aren’t up to date, will you bring them current? You don’t want to miss out on this, I promise.