Monday, January 24, 2011

My Dad

He has bravely accepted and then defeated 5% survival odds, endured 2 difficult surgeries, never complained once while enduring 22 doses of chemo, willingly gave up his passion of antique cars, and maintained a positive attitude every single moment of this journey while the rest of us screamed at God. 








He loves me, he loves my sister, and he loves all our kids with the passion of an adoring, amazing  grandfather. 

He chooses to put him self through torture because he wants to live, for us.  Not for himself, but because he knows it would be hard on us to lose him.  He is the rock solid center of our universe.  The strongest, bravest, and hardest working man I know.  And oh how he is loved.


If you pray, please say a prayer for him today as he is in surgery #3, on his otherwise deemed "inoperable" cancer. 


This is my Dad, but you can call him Superman.






******** UPDATE *********   My dad came through the EXTREMELY risky surgery with flying colors.  Thank you.

9 comments:

Montraviatommygun said...

You, your dad and your sister look so much alike .... all the pics are great though.

Debbie said...

Praying!

Anonymous said...

Your post makes me want to go hug my dad.

Praying for a successful surgery!

--AdrienneG

DramaMama said...

You are prayed for in this house too! Thank you for sharing this part of your story.

HollyMarie said...

Jen, praying!

robyncalgary said...

praying for a quick recovery and success <3 if thats not a super-dad i dont know what is, i agree with anonymous about wanting to go hug my dad! im glad you and your family still can today

birthmothertalks said...

I am so happy that he pulled through it. I hope he has many many more years and many more memories to create with you and the rest of his family.

ONEWEIRDWORD said...

Just read the update - Hurray!!

Anonymous said...

I saw this qoute by storypeople.com, and I though of you...

"I held her close for only a short time, but after she was gone, I'd see her smile on the face of a perfect stranger & I knew she would be there with me all the rest of my days."