'Let me brag on my Pop for a minute. Sometimes I wonder who I would be if my mom gave a crap and raised me. Sometimes I wonder what would be different. But that is all quickly pushed out of my mind when I think about my dad. My dad selflessly raised both myself and a daughter that wasn't biologically his. He sacrificed his sanity, money, free time, everything to raise us. He works long hours, is underappreciated, and often taken for granted. But he does what he has to do. And now that I'm a mother, I know how easy it is to want to do everything possible for your kids. And I also know how bad it feels when you can't give them everything they desire. I don't know where I would be without him, and frankly, I don't want to know. I wouldn't change anything about my childhood, or now, my adulthood with him in my life. If I can somehow be half the parent he is, I will have succeeded. Dad, you're a good man. You are the only person in my life who has never let me down, and the person I can 100% rely on with zero doubt. I love you daddy. You're a good man."
FOUR HOURS LATER ;
"Isn't it ironic that 4 hours after my last post, I lost my best friend. I lost my rock. I lost the best person I've ever met. I was lucky to have my dad as my dad. I don't have anything eloquent to say, except that I don't know what I'm going to tell my kids that their favorite person is gone, I'm not sure how to carry on. I am devastated, this is the worst day of my life."
The money from this account will help pay funeral expenses for her dad Mike and to help the family recover from the financial hardship from his unexpected death.