I don’t quite know how to begin this… Today, my father passed away. He had been fighting a long battle with cancer, and sadly, he lost this battle.
This update is quite surreal for me. When I started this website, the end-goal was: (1) To have a place to practice web development, and (2) To keep my father updated about things going on in my life. Of course, it was meant to keep family and friends updated. But, my father was the most loyal consumer of the content here.
My father has received quite a bit of correspondence of late. Many of his friends have sent their wishes for the best. I want to tell these friends that all of your names are familiar to me, as my father spoke rather fondly of all of you. I truly believe he valued all of his time with us all. I know all of us are the better for having spent time with him.
I have never spent a day without him in my life. He taught me all that I know, and any qualities I have are only a reflection of him. He taught me all of my firsts as a child. It was he who introduced me to the “digital age”. He was one of my first drinking buddies in Korea when we lived there. His advice was always trusted and sound, and he gave it without judgement. He was my first true friend. I feel so lucky to have a friend in my father, and to have known him well as both.
Now, as his candle goes out, mine burns dimmer. My life was forever changed today, and nothing will ever seem as colorful as it once did.
Dad, we’ll all miss you so much… Farewell, good friend…..
Oct 1938 – Oct 2001