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Her Dad Passed Away A Week Ago Before She Graduated. But She Was Shocked To Find Out What He’d Left Behind.

April 20, 2017 Videos

When you’re young you view parents as superheroes. With all the energy and vitality pulsing through you, it’s hard to consider that they could be vulnerable or fall ill. And it comes as a shock when you realize they’re not as bulletproof as you believed. But this father cemented his place in his daughter’s life as a superhero.


The past few years have been hard for me. My dad’s been ill and I’ve had to take care of him in spite of my hectic schedule at school. It’s provided me with little time for extracurricular activities. Despite his illness, he tried his best to do right by me, insisting on not bothering me unless it was absolutely necessary.

Today was my graduation and my dad couldn’t be there because he passed away just last month. Today, I got a card in his handwriting congratulating me. Written in the card was an email account and password, which I thought was strange. I logged in, and there are hundreds of emails, all from him.

The subjects are all different events that may take place in my life and some more “random” ones like “Open when you had an embarrassing moment” or “Open when you and mom are fighting.” Each email contains a word document and a video attachment. I opened the graduation one, and I am in absolute tears. I never thought I’d be able to really hear his voice again or see him again.

This one was recorded the day he and my mom broke the news to us about how many more months he has to live due to his cancer. I know this because he’s wearing the shirt I bought him, and he wore the shirt the whole day before he noticed the “m” sticker on it. This was before he started chemo. I forgot how he looked and sounded like before he had cancer. I don’t know when the others are recorded.

I’m sorry if this isn’t the place for it. I wanted to share it, but I didn’t know to whom. This is the best gift I could have ever asked for: and infinite amount of time with my dad. Now, he’s with me forever, wherever, and whenever. I love him and I miss him.

Here are the subjects of the emails he had sent me:

Birthdays 23 – 80 (each is a separate video)

Graduate school Graduation

PhD Graduation

First real job

First time being fired

Landing dream job

Getting engaged

“Show to that bastard you’re going to marry”

Rehearsal dinner

Wedding with “permission to play at wedding”

Coming back from honeymoon

First kid

Second kid

Third kid

Fourth kid

Fifth kid

Adopt a kid

Lose a child

Get annoyed with child

Regret having children (as a joke)

You can’t sleep

It’s raining and you’re reminded of me

You fuck up big time

You’re arrested

You need comfort

You’re mad at God

You’re happy

You feel depressed

You feel alone

You feel annoyed

You feel scared

You want to hurt yourself

You forgot how to laugh

Disneyland 100th anniversary

Mom finally cleans out the garage

Aliens invade

Aliens don’t invade

McDonalds no longer has $1 menu

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