Dax Shepard opens up about losing his father, and shares precious picture of him meeting his unborn grandchild.

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Okay this is just the saddest post ever!

Dax Shepard wrote a candid blog post about the recent death of his father, who lost his battle to cancer at the at of 62 in late December.

In the post, Dax opened up about his father’s AA relationships, his love for food and women, and bonding over his cancer diagnosis.

Shepard, who is expecting his first child with fiancée Kristen Bell, 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,” the actor 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 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,” Shepard continued.

“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.”

The soon-to-be parents expect their bundle of joy to arrive in a couple of months.

This is the most precious story! I just love it! What a moving and beautiful picture. I’m sure they are so thankful they have this.


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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 3:15pm
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March 21st, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Great picture, great story. Love it!

March 21st, 2013 at 5:39 pm

What a powerful post this is Jocelyn; thanks for putting it on your site. So many people are either going through cancer, or someone in their family is. How precious that Kristen surprised them w/a visit and that his dad was able to bond with his grandchild. That baby will grow up hearing all about his/her grandpa & Dax & Kristen will always have the picture to remind them of that powerful and eternal memory. Too cool.

March 22nd, 2013 at 7:22 am

Wow, that is an amazing story and Kristen is such a good person for planning this surprise so well and pulling it off, very emotional!

March 22nd, 2013 at 8:18 am

That is so sweet! What a wonderful memory for them to have.

March 22nd, 2013 at 9:34 am

I ADORE this couple… such a sweet story.

March 23rd, 2013 at 6:39 am

Didn’t anyone notice he said “wife” 2 times?? I think they are married already. But, yes, a GREAT story. Very touching. I’m sure he is in heaven and serving as Guardian Angel for that child. They are blessed.

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