Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A request for prayer for a very special man

When you are a kid, you think your parents are invincible. You think they know the answer to everything. At least I did. I thought my mom was the best cook, the best seamstress, the best cake decorator. I thought my dad could move mountains. I thought he was the best gardener, the best sportsman, the hardest worker.

I don't remember when it happened that I thought I knew more than they did. When I started being  embarrassed by the big full-size station wagon picking me up from school or my dad's car that was ever needing repairs. But I still loved them fiercely with all my heart and thought they were invincible.

The day I realized otherwise was a shock to me. We went bowling and for the first time ever, I beat my dad's score. I felt like I needed to apologize. Somehow it scared me that I had beaten him. Like there was a chink in his armor.

This past January, I was once again reminded that my dad is human and not invincible. He was diagnosed with cancer. They removed the tumors and began treatments. All seemed fine. A few weeks ago, I called home just to say 'hi'. My parents informed me that they were just returning from the hospital because my dad had another tumor removed. This is a very aggressive cancer and my dad will be having another surgery soon.

Please keep him in your prayers.

Taken when we met for a week at the lake.

Teaching Anna the finer points of waiting forever for a fish to bite fishing.


  1. Oh, Jenny, I'm sorry to hear this. I'm praying for you and your family!

  2. Jenny, Mike and I have been praying for your whole family. I know how you feel, I felt the same way about my Mama Rose and Daddy. We're here for you. Love you, Friend

  3. Jenny, I'm sending your Dad healing thoughts. You and your family are in prayers.

  4. Oh, Praying Jenny! Your little Peter looks like Grandpa!!

  5. I will add him to my prayer list today. I know this doesn't make the impending move easy. Praying for you, too. And for your Mom.

  6. Jenny, you know Tom and I are here for your
    Dad and Mom, just like they have always been here for us! We love you all very much.

  7. Praying to the Invincible and All-Powerful Father for your father's healing and to St. Joseph, who always hears and answers prayers for husbands and fathers. Elaine

  8. Beth LaGuardia CooperOctober 30, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    I love your dad very much and am praying for God's healing power!