Reddit is not usually a place to read heart-wrenching stories that bring you to tears, but this one definitely got me. In fact, it nearly had me sobbing. So before you read this, you’ve been warned.
A young woman’s dad passed away from cancer right before graduation, but before he did, he wrote dozens of emails P.S. I Love You style that she could open throughout various events in her life. From ‘getting engaged’ to ‘McDonalds no longer has $1′ menu,’ this dad-of-the-year literally thought of every scenario. If this doesn’t make you feel things, I don’t know what will.
BRB, crying again.
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 mom 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.
Make sure you squeeze your parents a little tighter tonight when you get home. They may get on your nerves sometimes, but it’s only because they want the best for you.