Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A secluded spot


My daddy's backyard has a cozy little wooden patio with this lovely white wrought iron table and chairs. I bought the Sunflowers at the grocery store just so I could take some pictures out here. Regretfully, the humidity was 100% because of the rain each morning and evening, so I didn't get to sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet. Plus, the mosquitoes are horrible!

The good news is that my daddy did great during surgery! They couldn't get any of the cancer, though, because there is so much of it lining his abdomen, and it has spread to his liver. Hopefully, in a few weeks, he will be able to start chemo. Depending on how he does, he may have 18-24 months. My sister and I had some serious and not-so-serious conversations, and just enjoyed showing him love and support. My son spent each night in the hospital with him, talking military talk and 'men' things. Daddy is a retired Navy veteran (21 yrs of service) and is so happy that my son is enlisting in the US Air Force! 

I've received such sweet comments and emails during this time. I appreciate each one of you so much! 





22 comments:

  1. I hope your Dad will continue to do well.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. He certainly surprises us all with his recovery! Of course, I know it is the Lord doing the work :)

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  2. Sorry to hear about your dad's cancer. Hopefully the chemo will do it's job and keep him with you for a long time yet.

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    1. Thanks. I hope he does as well as he did three years ago!

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  3. Glad your father did well in surgery. Prayers for many good days to come. Go chemo!

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    1. Hi carol, He did do fantastically. He is such a trooper :)

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  4. You dear dad continues to be in my prayers, sweet friend, as do you. Much love to you!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! Love to you, dear.

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  5. Prayers for your Dad for continued strength during his treatment.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I appreciate you.

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  6. Sorry to hear about your dad. Will pray for him and your family.

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    1. Cathy, Thank you so much! The Lord has been so good to us.

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  7. Praying for you and your Dad. May the Lord grant you both peace during this difficult time.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much, Janet! I can honestly say that I am at peace. I trust the Lord and know that He is sovereign over all things.

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  8. Prayers for your Dad and all of your family. I know it is rough. Life deals some challenges, doesn't it.

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    1. Yes, Amy, it does but I am thankful for the Lord and his continued grace and mercy! Thank you for the prayer. I'm keeping you and your husband in my prayers, too.

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  9. So sorry to hear of your father's cancer. I am glad he came through his surgery ok and pray the chemo will help him with quality of life. Cancer is such a terrible disease. I lost my father in law to it going on 3 year ago. I will be praying for you and your father. And...by the way, his backyard is just lovely!

    Blessings, Vicky

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    1. Hey Vicky! Thank you for your kind words. Cancer is certainly not discretionary. He has been through this once before and we are praying he does as well now as he did then. Al of us have limited time and he has said he is at peace with the diagnosis and prognosis. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. It's always difficult but the Lord is gracious and sends us the Comforter to hold us close!

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  10. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's illness .... I will send some prayers his way.
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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