|Mom, Rick and my babies|
Once we - my mom, myself, sister, stepsiblings, grandparents and his and my mom's best friends - realized he wasn't going to make it and they turned off the machines, we all sat around him in the hospital room for over an hour telling stories, laughing and crying at the same time.
My mother and Rick have been married for 16 years, so he's been around through most of my life. He and I butted heads nearly 24/7 throughout my teenage years. My senior year, near the end of the last month of school, mom and Rick bought me a "new" car - a 1991 Honda Accord. Gold. Standard. I thought it was awesome. My best friend Tiffany and I decided to skip school, but in order to do that at our school you had to sneak out of the parking lot past a coach we called 007 Graham.
Well, it would have been....
If Rick hadn't gone to the Eckerd's parking lot and measured EVERY POLE.
Who does that?!
He'll be missed.