When this picture was taken in 2010, family members had encircled my father's hospice bed for many days. Leaving his side was nearly impossible for all of us; we didn't want to miss a precious moment with Daddy. Yet, a table full of family members met to celebrate this bittersweet anniversary of my birth together. We even managed to laugh a little. Dennis was more excited about my cake than I was - I am gluten-intolerant, whereas he could eat the whole thing. Which he did.