You can do anything you put your mind to.Before mydad passed away in October of 2010, he was my best friend and my confidant. he and i did everything together from playing sports to watching them and everything in between. the one thing i will always pull away from our time together is when he taught me how to cook. because of my dad i can cook the most amazing things and i will always feel grateful to him for that. my dad was an amazing man. he was full blooded Apache and if he ever got mad you could tell because he would go from calm to angry in like five seconds flat. On May 24, 2010 my dad was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer and i was a complete wreck. he only lasted five months. On October 7, 2010, my dad passed away and when he went i had my hand on his chest so i felt his heart stop beating and that's really when i lost it. There were only two things that kept me grounded that day and they were: 1. knowing that he wasn't suffering in horrible pain anymore and 2. my amazing boyfriend, who had recently recieved my dad's approval to date me. During his memorial service, i managed to not cry, but when one of our family friends read a prayer for my dad, i became inconsolable. For me, to lose the one person who was more than just my dad was the worst thing that had ever happened to me. So even though i can no longer see my dad or hug him, i know that he is watching over me from above and i know that he is proud of me for continuing my education. R.I.P. DAD. I LOVE YOU.