February 12, 2008

I will not be participating in WW or TT this week because....

Unfortunatley, my father has come to the end of a long hard fight with cirrhosis and prostate cancer. We took him off of everything except pain meds so they dont expect him to last much longer. This last couple of weeks have been very hard on me and my family. I love my Dad with all my heart and Im so glad I was able to tell him how I felt before he slipped into a coma. So, this ones for you Dad!! Thanks for everything you've done for me.....for the countless brake jobs you did on my car and never let me forget, for the tri-tip tacos on Sunday nights, for reminding everyone I ever brought home to meet you how much I loved macaroni and cheese while I was growing up and that's why you nick named me "rackaroni", for constantly picking me up off the ground and brushing me off when I made mistakes, and for all of those fun trips we took too the River. Thank you also for adopting me when I was 4 and never making me feel any different than my sisters. It was an honor that you choose me as your daughter. I love you Papa and I will never, ever forget you. May you have beautiful dreams and dont forget to tell Grandma, Grandpa Rog, and Grandpa Buzz I said Hi. You're my hero!!


7 comments:

Emmyrose said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. May God bless him and be with him with his continued battle and comfort you and the rest of your family.

Just something to make you smile, I got something for you here:
http://emmyrose1028.blogspot.com/2008/02/awards-from-bang.html

Chuck said...

Sitting here at my computer, with my coffee, bawling. I don't know if you ever mentioned your dad b4, but this is the 1st I've heard you say anything. My condolences and prayers to you, my friend. Hang in there. Lots of love com'n your way.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, darling. Hugs, condolences, and lots of strength for you.

Hang in there, and holler if you need anything.

DBF Michael said...

Chin up...I am glad you got to say everything you needed to--and got to hear him (finally) say I Love You...
Much love and hope to you...

Lori said...

Thanks for all of your love and support. I can use all the prayers I can get right now. This whole thing is exhausting and Im physically and mentally drained. Its OK though...with friends like you, it makes the world a better place:)

PS...Thanks for being by my side throughout this whole ordeal DBF Michael. The hospital is a little more bearable with you by my side.

No Nonsense Girl said...

I'm reading this now and I just posted in the previous entry.

My heart is with you girl!

Whatever happens hold on to these thoughts… You are stronger than you can imagine, braver than you know… and cared about so much more than words could ever tell… I'm here for you always.

Safe hugs

XXX

Rebecca said...

Hi there, my sympathies go with you on the loss of your Dad. Sounds like you 2 were very close, which is great.

I buried my Dad 4 years ago this March. (He died on 3/14/2004). He was a Navy man in WW2. I miss him, although it was time for him to go and I think he was definitely ready. He didn't like having to be in a nursing home.

I noticed your sons are Navy men. May they stay safe and strong!