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Friday, April 30, 2010

a Crisis

My husband's dad has been diagnosed with lymphoma. He is in this hospital four hours from home and we are here too. Since Wednesday. If you pray, please keep him in your prayers. His health is rather poor anyway, so this chemo is going to be very hard on him.

Anyway, there's only so much time kids can spend in the hospital. And Todd has pretty much been there constantly. Which leaves the kids and me. We have been to the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Natural History and the Denver Botanical Gardens. All are beautiful, wonderful, etc. I'll leave you with pics. Sorry, no sewing to show today!


I can't remember how many thousands of carats that diamond is, but Anna immediately wanted it. It's about the size of her head.

Love,

xoxo

17 comments :

Lizzy @ Lizzy Designs said...

May God richly bless your family, especially at this time. I will be praying for you lots. Sending a hug across the Atlantic! Lizzy xxx

Chris said...

I know how difficult this situation is, as my father also has cancer. Hang in there. I also know your faith will carry you through. I'll also keep you and your family in my prayers.

Simply EC said...

My dad completed his round of chemo for stage 3 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma this past February. He was a bit weak near the end of it but he leaned on God the whole time and had a great attitude about the whole thing. His scans came back to show the chemo worked, and he has another scan in September to make sure it stays gone! It was SO scary for our family but God is good all the time. I'll be praying for you guys.

Patty said...

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Katie said...

Melissa, we live in Denver and I have 2 boys ages 9 & 11, plus a 6 year old daughter. If you need somewhere to come crash or play, send me an email and come on over (I'd be happy to email you directions). Praying for your family. My husband's father was diagnosed w/colon cancer about 2 months ago and is undergoing chemo & radiation currently. Hugs, Katie

tricityty said...

I will be praying for him. I hope he does okay through the chemo.
Amber

sharon said...

I'll pray for him too! Someone close to me is a non hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. In remission now for 3 years, chemo can be hard but it can work. Thinking of your family Sharonj.

ktquilts said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Blessings,

KT

Laurie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your FIL - sending prayers your way.

Laurel H. said...

Definitely praying for your hubby's dad--and for your hubby, and for all of you. The pix of your field trips are awesome, btw. :)

Adalita said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

I am saying a prayer for your family. May God be with you and give you all strength and comfort.

Sabra said...

praying for him and all of you.

benbel said...

A prayer a day. Have faith.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I didn't know you were in the Denver area...I am from Greeley!

Goosegirl said...

I will be praying for your father-in-law and for all of you. I am so sorry he is so ill.
But I loved all of your photos. We used to live in Denver when my hubby was a pastor at one of the churches there. We had memberships to the Museum of Natural History and the Denver Zoo. And we used to go to concerts at the Botanical Gardens. The pictures reminded me of the good times we had there.
At the museum, there is an Allosaurus that was discovered by a young girl named India. My oldest daughter is named India so she always thought that dinosaur belonged to her!
I know this all has nothing to do with the pain your are dealing with but it gave me some fun memories.
I am praying for your family.

Heather said...

I'm so sorry. My brother-in-law was just diagnosed with stomach cancer. What an overwhelming struggle you are facing, but I pray God with strengthen and bless you all.

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