Without wanting to unleash all the weight of anxiety and grief I was feeling on this unsuspecting, kind, generous stranger who had just helped me, I explain to him that it was not the best of days. That my dad is dying. That he loves this Home Depot and would always bring the dog with him when he shopped there. That Dimitrius's kindness, patience, and service means more to me than I could put into words.
We've been tossing around the idea of a blog for a while, and we have come to the conclusion that there are some stories that are too long or too important for a social media post, and deeper than an email can cover. So, we're opening 2018 with one such story about losing my Dad to cancer a couple weeks ago.
While this post is a heartbreaker, we hope to use this space to further our mission to spread lively color and share lasting joy. And maybe tell some corny jokes or share our best puns... because Dad would have loved that.