Saturday, September 6, 2008

Dad, Coach, Friend, Counselor and So Much More!

Anyone who has known me for any length at all knows that I adore my dad! He is truly an amazing person with so much to offer the world. He can be a bit crazy and irrational at times but I say it only adds to his character! When I was in Junior High we had to write a story about "our Hero" and of course no one else came even close on my list and I proudly shared with my class, who already knew and loved my dad, some of the things I treasured most about him! Well, I guess that is what I am doing now... I want everyone who knows me to know about my wonderful father. It's weird how when you grow up (have I done that yet?) you make all kinds of friends who become like an extension of your family to you and yet they don't know the most important people in your life. So let me just tell you that although he sounds like a bear, talks like a heathen and behaves like a loony bin at times my dad is a remarkable man who loves and gives and gives and gives and tries extremely hard to hide his sensitive side (which is about 99% of him). If I ever needed anything small or large there is not a doubt in my mind he would be there for me in an instant! It may take some whining on the small stuff but none the less he is always there and always has made me feel so loved and so cared for!

What prompted this you may wonder... well my dad has been having a lot of pain lately and after being misdiagnosed with colon problems the doctors finally realized he has a "tumor" in his kidney that they suspect is cancerous. He had a cat scan done and it showed he is bleeding internally and will need to have a biopsy done early this week to figure out if he truly has cancer or not. Whether or not it is just the thought of him dealing with this breaks my heart and reminds me how lucky I am to have a dad like him. I pray to God that this will not be cancer, especially since my dad can be a big baby about being sick and needing help, but if it is I will try my hardest to do whatever I can to be half as there for him as he has always been for me. Not that I think he would need me but if he ever did I would treasure the opportunity to care for him and give back just an ounce of all he has given me!

I love you Dad! I'll always be your Baby Girl/Champ and I am praying so hard for a good outcome next week! Our family doesn't need any more drama... so let's get this over quick!

For those of you who are friends with God please ask Him, with me, to allow the biopsy to show there is NO CANCER. Thanks!

Oh and please do not mention this in front of my kids... they know all too well the devastating affects cancer can have on someone and we will not mention it to them until this is confirmed or denied. They don't need to think about their very loved and adored Papa being sick.


The Holyoaks said...

So sorry, Amy. I'm sure it will turn out fine. I have thought your dad was a loony bin a time or two as well but have always loved him just the same. I have hilarious memories of him that still make me laugh every time I think about them! If your dad survived raising you, I'm sure he can kick any physical trial headed his way.

The Mid-Cart Parentals said...

We will keep Adrian in our prayers as he goes through these tests & hope that there is good news after the biopsy. You are not the only one who adores your crazy dad...we all have great stories to tell about him - which is why he is so endearing - not to mention generous...but don't tell him I said so...he really is a softy.

Dacia said...

I was touched by your comments about your wonderful dad and my heart just broke to hear about the tumor. We will pray that these next few days will pass quickly and that you can receive positive results quickly. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers!