My Dad is Dadcore

On October 4, 2011 my dad was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. This is his legacy and it is Dadcore.

DadCore Guide to Being Excellent!

dearmrh:

Welp, I have come to the realization that it is much easier to write to you when I am stressed and procrastinating from doing my schoolwork. I haven’t written in a while because I’ve been happy and I find it much easier to write about sad emotions… plus I wouldn’t want you to think I am…

This! It’s perfect.

“There are such things as ghosts. People everywhere have always known that. And we believe in them every bit as much as Homer did. Only now, we call them by different names. Memory. The unconscious.”

—   Donna Tart, The Secret History

A dadcore birthday celebration for Jess!

Jess “one smart cookie” Hudon graduated!

Thank You

dearmrh:

Uhgg I’m crying now so I don’t have to ruin my mascara tomorrow at graduation…before I get to why my Dad is the #1 reason why I graduated with a masters degree there are some other people I need to thank.

The Hush of the Very Good by Todd Boss

Cheers to 55! You have a lot of people missing and still loving you.

dearmrh:

Happy Birthday Dad! 
Do you feel any older? You used go ask me that every morning on my birthday.
We finally cleaned out the attic…man you had some cool stuff up there! We found a huge lobster claw, was that from when you worked on the docks with Grampy…probably one he stole right? :) 
Mom made you chocolate cake and I’ll be having a margarita tonight in your honor or maybe I’ll drink wine…you love beer but you would always get drunk if you drank wine…haha regardless I will have a drink for you tonight. I love you Dad I hope you know I’m thinking of you on your birthday even if I’m not with you. 
xoxo 
~Jess~

Exactly what Jess said and a Happy Birthday!

dearmrh:

Happy Birthday Dad!
Do you feel any older? You used go ask me that every morning on my birthday.
We finally cleaned out the attic…man you had some cool stuff up there! We found a huge lobster claw, was that from when you worked on the docks with Grampy…probably one he stole right? :)
Mom made you chocolate cake and I’ll be having a margarita tonight in your honor or maybe I’ll drink wine…you love beer but you would always get drunk if you drank wine…haha regardless I will have a drink for you tonight. I love you Dad I hope you know I’m thinking of you on your birthday even if I’m not with you.
xoxo
~Jess~

Exactly what Jess said and a Happy Birthday!

Even at his worst, Dad’s smile was contagious. I think that still holds true today!
Even at his worst, Dad’s smile was contagious. I think that still holds true today!
A really good friend from home is running the Boston Marathon today for the first time. She fundraised for Dana Farber Cancer Institute and she included my Dad’s name on her bib. She told me that she knew my Dad would be one of her guardian angels today. And I believe it!
I’ll be cheering Laura on from Mile 10, and you can cheer her on too. Track her bib #26003! <3
I gave blood back to the hospital that treated by Dad yesterday. It was my first pleasant experience giving blood thanks to the kind employees of MGH.
 I left my phone in a NYC cab this weekend and it was mailed back to me yesterday with the help of a friendly cab driver and the technology of iCloud. This gives me hope in humanity and technology. 
The guy who found it said: “My father always told me that if you pick something from street, that’s my responsibility to send it back. I am doing what I learned from my parents.”

 I left my phone in a NYC cab this weekend and it was mailed back to me yesterday with the help of a friendly cab driver and the technology of iCloud. This gives me hope in humanity and technology.

The guy who found it said: “My father always told me that if you pick something from street, that’s my responsibility to send it back. I am doing what I learned from my parents.”