“My dad’s partner of 24 years (my other dad) was hit by a train while jogging. He was on the track with headphones in his ears, and he never heard the train. I was in total shock. I was crying. But I went straight to my dad, and I held it together for him. He was hysterical. It was the most upset I had ever seen anyone. I had just given birth to my son a month before so I would cry when he and my husband went to sleep. I didn’t know what to do. I was extremely distraught and in disbelief. I felt like I didn’t know how to continue my life without him.
I think about and miss him everyday. I’m not always sad, but happy that I had such an amazing person in my life who loved me and knew I loved him. I still get angry sometimes about how unfair it is and how he’s not here anymore. I remind myself about how he lived his life and how he would want me to live mine. He lives in my heart, and he will ALWAYS be a part of me.”