Friday, October 22, 2010

{père} French Word of the Week

père = father, dad, daddy

This may not be the happiest WOTW post, but I'm taking an opportunity to mention someone very special to me. My father.

Now, what is not quite happy about this post is that I just found out that my father has lung cancer. He is in Stage 4 and it has most likely traveled to his lymph nodes and bone.

Considering his age and current health status, there is nothing much the doctors can do for him. So, in all reality, my dad will not be on this earth much longer.

This has been a really hard week for me. I've been reminiscing over old memories involving him and wishing I had more time. I wish that I was there in Louisiana to be with him right now and to be with my brother Michael while we're all trying to accept such a harsh reality.

My dad is a loving parent who really cares for his children, especially his girls. I've always known that he wouldn't live to see my children fully grow up to adulthood, but I always hoped that he would be around to at least see my children be born. He'd be so proud to see his baby have babies. Now there is a very small chance for that to ever happen seeing as his prognosis is pretty grim.

Why do I share this with all you? Because I love my father and I ask for your prayers of comfort for me and my family in this time. I am especially grateful for the promise of eternal families in times like these.


  1. You and your family will definitely be in our thoughts and prayers!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that news, Rebecca. Thanks for sharing your difficult news. You and your family are certainly in our prayers!

  3. I'm so sorry Rebecca. You have an amazing family, on account of you being an amazing person and I know that whatever the Lord wills you will do. Thanks for your examples, and our prayers are definitely with you during this time!

  4. I'll definitely be praying for you! You can call and I'll cry with you if you want...and if you don't call...I'll call you when I need a good cry so we can take it together!

  5. So sorry to hear about the condition of your dad! Losing people we love is one of the hardest things about life (for me anyways) Let us know if you need anything, we love ya!

  6. I am going through the same thing right now and it is the hardest thing I have had to watch. Losing my Mom suddenly in January was hard and unexpected, but she did not suffer. Dad is suffering and it is horrible to watch him deteriorate more each day. I am so blessed to have had him in my life for 50 years and to have lived so close to my parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. He knows you love him!!!