Wednesday, September 1, 2010


For those who don't know, my dad-in-law has been dealing with cancer. It has been a crazy couple of months for us, since my hubby has had to take care of me too. Now that I am on the mend, and "Papa" has just begun treatments, our focus is turning to him.

He started chemo a week ago Monday. He has done well overall. He has had his good days, a few bad days, and several "I'm just tired" days. Of course that is to be expected.

Today he is having a surgery to put a "port" in. Please keep him in your prayers.

Papa has always been a strong, "get up and go" kind of guy. He likes to have his coffee, with the other old guys in town, every morning at the coffee shop. He loves going to church every Sunday. He loves going to the deer camp and hanging out with family. He loves being the backbone of his family. He takes pride in his kids and grand kids. He is definitely one of a kind.

A few things will not be the same for a while.

I pray that God graces him with strength. I pray that we, as family, all have the patience and unfailing love for this wonderful man we love during this time. He deserves it, for he is a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and friend. He has spent a lifetime serving others, for that is his love language... may we return the favor and serve him.

We love you, Papa! We pray for you daily.
Papa made it through the procedure where they put the port in fine. However, he has felt sick to his stomach this evening. I guess this is all part of the chemo process. He is just not use to being/feeling sick. We are not use to him feeling sick either.
thanks for the continued prayers.


Angel said...

Definitely praying for "papa". I know how hard it is to go through all that.

Love and blessings

Angie said...

we're praying!

He & Me + 3 said...

So glad that he made it through. Praying for him to feel better. I hate feeling sick to my stomach more than anything.

Kristin said...

Glad the procedure went well. Praying for him.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Tell Papa I'm praying for him. I will begin my chemo in a couple of weeks. Not looking forward to it, but definitely looking forward to the healing that will come because of it.