I lost my father on Aug. 8th, 2011. I was there when he passed away. It's been hard, but memories of him go through my mind every day. The memory i will remember the most of the last 2 weeks of his life, he taught me is to forgive. No matter who hurts or how mean and cruel that person is to you. You need to forgive them and love them. It will set your soul at ease and make you at peace. My father was my hero even though he punished me at times when i was little. I will always love you, Daddy, and keep you in my heart. Miss you , always. heart