'Time is precious,' says dad battling terminal cancer

Sheldon gave his sons a watch on his 43rd birthday yesterday.
Sheldon gave his sons a watch on his 43rd birthday yesterday. Contributed

YESTERDAY, on his 43rd birthday, Sheldon Gakowski gave his three sons a watch - a reminder that time is precious. Included was this note:

For my sons on my 43rd Birthday.

I want to talk about Time.

Time matters.

They say that men are given the gift of time.

That's true.

In my case the time I've had with my boys is short. I hope we have treasured it. Be thankful everyday that you have more time to appreciate and love the things that matter to you.

For me - that has been you boys.

Time has been precious since I became your dad.

Time is one thing that you can never get back.

Once it's gone, it becomes our memories - make sure that you build great memories with your time.

When you boys grow up, make the most of your time.

Love your Dad.

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