When she asked what was my story, I hesitated. I had not talked about it in a while. I was still in recovery. The past year had been rough. My father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and only two months later he had passed away. It was the hardest months of my life. Taking dad in and out of the hospital, watching him get sicker, weaker and thinner. We did everything we could. We weren't ready. No one was ready. My dad had been our rock. At every small and large event in life, he was there to support everyone. He was full of wisdom, laughter, and love. The night the nurse called me to tell me he had passed, I dropped to my knees. I screamed. I called my mom and told her the news. I heard her scream. A scream of pain, of hurt.
As my family and I continue to heal from this tragedy, this necklace reminds me to have hope in tomorrow and to keep our faith strong. I know there is a light after every darkness and God has a plan. I want to thank Tiffani for sharing her story with me and having hope for me. Thank you.