|Time To Brag On Your Dad:
Love, support, sacrifice. These words to not do justice to what my Father has done for me and his family. He's the youngest of 9 children and turned 63 this year. At this age, most people would be on the road to retirement, but Dad's not so fortunate. A few years ago, he was laid off from his long time position at Patrick Metals. After months of searching for a new job, he landed a managerial position at Serta Mattress, but there was a catch. It was in Chicago. He had no choice but to accept and move away from home. His routine now is working full time in Chicago, and coming home for the weekend every other week. He lives in an apartment alone and his misses his family almost as much as we miss him. He's a fighter. While in Chicago he was in a cycling accident and suffered 2 broken ribs and a punctured lung, on top of battling prostate cancer. I am very proud of my Dad for putting his family first and am grateful for the sacrifices he's made. I look up to him tremendously. He has led a life full of ups and downs, but in the end he always pulls through and finds joy wherever he can. Times are tough right now in America, but as long as I have my Dad I know I'll be alright.