I am a very lucky man – I’ve got an amazing wife and am the father to three wonderful kids. Lylli was born on Halloween in 2008, Gracie was born November 2010 and although she only lived for 17 months, she will remain as much a part of this family as the rest of us, and Mickey Gray, our first son, was born in June of 2012. I’m not going to say that life has gone exactly as I would have wanted, but it is a good life and I am determined to make the best of it.

This blog is an attempt to document my quest to become a dad that my family can be proud of.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Goodbye my sweet Gracie


  1. I'm sorry for your loss but that short video shows just how much love and support your little girl had.

  2. Prayers!! What amazing support and love for your family, and Gracie!!! and a beautiful tribute.

  3. Oh, Rich, I am so sorry to hear about Gracie. I will always remember meeting Gracie last year at the Do Life 5k. It is clear that she was such a light in your life. I cannot imagine what it must be like to go through this, but I know that you will always carry with you lessons she taught you. I hope you are able to make it to the Do Life 5k on May 29th... we'd love to see you, though we all understand if you're not able to make it. I have a 26-mile training run on Saturday for my June marathon. Mile 25 through 26.2 will be for Gracie and for your family.