I can't believe you're gone. It leaves a hole in my chest that can't be filled. I always thought when things were rough you would be the one I could call on for help if I needed it, as you have been in the past. I guess, the test is for me to handle them on my own now, the way you have shown me as a friend and a father. You have been in my life since I was 14 years old. The better part of my life. I look back at things that have entered my life and see that you were the reason for their existence. I remember you gave me my first music cassette for Christmas, "Poison", which I still have and listen to, to this day, you always gave me a run for my money playing Mario Bros on Nintendo, and we always laughed out butts off watching the Young Ones on MTV. We would laugh so hard we couldn't breathe. Times like that I will always cherish for as long as I have my memory. You can count on that. You even gave me a shot at the Guitar. A skill I couldn't grasp but non the less you should me the basics. You were the best teacher anyone could have. And you knew that. I knew that! I know there will be no more experiences like that from you that I can carry on further in my life. Only the memories. And it tears me apart. We will just have to wait until we see each other again...in paradise. May God watch over your soul. Until then Dad, I will continue doing the things that make you proud. I love and Miss you, Forever. Your son and buddy.