Grab the tissue box!
Funnyman and father-to-be Dax Shepard wrote a touching blog post about the recent death of his father, who lost his battle to cancer at age 62 in late December. Among many memories relived through his writing—his father’s experience with AA and his love for food and flirting with women, their troubled relationship and bonding over his diagnosis—one recollection involved his expectant “wife” Kristen Bell.
The actor described the moment his dad met his unborn child.
“At one point, and unbeknownst to both of us, my wife walked into the room. She had flown in from LA without any warning. It was a surprise. It was an amazing, incredible, perfectly timed surprise,” he wrote.
“She lifted her shirt up and he put his hand on her swollen stomach. He left it there for the better part of an hour,” he continued. “He was smiling from ear to ear, sitting contently, unable to put together a sentence, but still capable of connecting to the new family member we were creating.”
He added: “He wasn’t going to make it to the birth, but that didn’t get in the way of him meeting the new baby. It was an emotional and triumphant moment. One I will never forget. If I live to be a thousand, I will still be in debt to my wife for giving him that one last thrill.”
Continue reading Dax’s candid blog…