Little word, but represents so much.
Dad: Head of household
Dad: Problem solver
Dad: Available when needed
Dad: Friend to all (and I mean ALL!)
Dad: Loyal employee
Dad: Hard working employee
Dad: Doesn’t hold a grudge
Dad: Means Well
Dad: Dedicated to family
Dad: Dedicated-No matter what to family!
Dad: Positive–Not half full but running over type of guy
Dad: Will try anything
Dad: Don’t mess with
Dad: Loving Heart
Dad: Searching for love
Dad: Seeing the good in others
Dad: No matter what, seeing the good in others
Dad: Don’t mess with his family or….
Dad: Loves my peanut butter fudge
Dad: Disciplines because he has to not because he wants to
Dad: Would do anything for anyone
Dad: Still naive after all these years
Dad: He knows me. I mean he really, really knows me
Dad: Trust worthy
Those are just some of the things I think of when I think of my Dad.
Dad has battled many illnesses through out his life. He has battled those illnesses with a very strong faith in God. He recognizes and is jubilant over his blessings.
One of the things my Dad has been saying for years is “I want my story to be told.”
I need to tell his story.
I am going to use this blog setting to tell his story.
I don’t know when I will tell Dad that I have started this project. He knows I am making notes to someday tell his story. I might tell him tomorrow. I might tell him next week. I will know when the time will be right to tell him.
To give you a quick run-down on the many battles Dad has faced:
He is a twin and was born premature He spent a year in bed as a very sick child He tried very hard to stay in the service in spite of health issues. He broke his back He accidently stabbed himself (he was a meat cutter). He dealt with an aching heart from a lost son. He dealt with skin cancer. He received a new heart. He dealt with lung cancer.
Dad fights another battle…
Next week he will be going in for Prostate Cancer surgery. The doctors say prostate cancer is an easy battle. Let’s hope they are right. This cancer has grown considerably in the last month. That’s not good. What is good–they caught it! What is good-it can be removed! That–THAT is what we shall focus on for the next few weeks.
Dad. Dad he is a survivor.
We tease Dad he has nine lives.
I refuse to count how many of those nine lives he has used.
If you choose to read my stories, I hope you will comment if you were able to relate to the story or with any thoughts that came to your mind. I know Dad will enjoy reading those comments (when I tell him about this blog.)
If you are dealing with your own health issues, I hope you will get inspiration from Dad’s love of God and determination to be a survivor.
Here’s to Dad! My Mr. Belvedere.