I'm not posting these thoughts right now to receive anyone's sympathy or empathy. I'm writing these thoughts at the moment to let people know that their words do mean a lot to another individual's state of mind.
My dad has been admitted into the hospital because his health is deteriorating, and the doctors have given my family the worst possible scenario as a foreseeable outcome. Right now, my thoughts are completely numb, but while being in the hospital and having to interact with the medical staff, visiting relatives, and seeing other people in general, my thoughts get persuaded in the wrong direction because of my skin, and it takes my focus away from my father, but with this thread and people's encouragement, I have been able to remove my insecure thoughts and focus on the only thing that should matter in my mind right now.
I just want to thank everyone on this website for giving me the confidence I need in this dreadful moment in my life. Thank you so much.
Praying for you and your family Rick.
Hugs from NYC