He was so strong.
He never complained.
He never grumbled.
He just did what he needed to do.
See this shirt on my back.
See this food on my plate.
It is here because of him.
It is here because when life was hard,
He never let up.
He just pushed through.
So to see him weak was unbearable.
The first time I ever saw him say he had pain.
For ten years he had this cancer.
For ten years!
Not once did he ever say he had pain.
So, yes, his last days were hard.
I love you dad.
<SI> Scott Izu, PhD
© October 2015