My Father continues to be and always WILL be my pillar of strength not only when it comes to riding, but my life in general:
"Very Bittersweet, but PLEASE don't beat yourself up ---you have YEARS to make this all better, and it's not as if he is lame or you have to get rid of him or anything. This is a TEMPORARY setback --- not a permanent one.
Your personality is always 110%, so now this is a good object lesson for you about temporary setbacks. Your job is to take the setback and use it to your and Chester's advantage, which you can do because you are 200% smart!"
I can't wait to have him there the day I ride out of the box at Chester's first one*...