Sunday, August 23, 2009


There are probably 4 major things going on in my dad's life right now, and I have been granted permission to share. That's always the thing with blogging hey? Things that affect your life, you might not have permission to share because they are someone else's business. Anyway, here are the four things:

1. My dad is marrying Joanne on October 11th. Kai gets to be a `ring' bearer but it will def. be a whole lot more original than carrying a ring down the aisle, that's for sure. We are excited for them but I think it will still be a bittersweet day for us all. I hope that's an appropriate word for it. Happysad day.

2. My dad's house has been sold. This is huge for several reasons. He has lived there for 20 years and it is the house that we grew up will be torn down. More importantly, not sure if you knew, but my dad is literally my next door neighbour (across the street). There will be a lot of construction going on, but more importantly, I'm sad that we won't get to see him as often. I really think it's saddest for Kai as Opi is his buddy. They love hanging out together, fixing things, cleaning the house, or riding the lawnmower. I don't know how it's going to be for him to see the house torn down, other ones put up in it's place, and Opi now a half hour drive away.

3. Okay, my dad said this is how I had to say this part:) My dad's bladder cancer (had it 1.5 years ago) came back a couple months ago. I'm supposed to say `a touch of cancer' but ya, it's a bit more aggressive this time. He had surgery and is currently getting treatment for it. He is doing well. Obviously I have way more I could say about this but ya, we are happy that he is doing so well. Just tired.

4. In January 2010, he is retiring.

So ya, a whole lot going on. Thank goodness he's on his heart pills because that's a lot of stress and he handles change like I do...not well:)


  1. wow, that is a lot of change! I'm even feeling sad about him moving away. I can just imagine how special that has been for all of you to be so close. At least it's only half an hour away.

  2. I'm so glad you can finally share about your dad... praying for him, you and kai as life is going to have some big changes.

  3. wow. that is a lot of changes! i don't handle change that well either so i will be praying for your dad (and the rest of you)!

  4. That's a lot of major things going on. Praying for peace through the transitions and complete healing!!

  5. We seem to leading parallel lives....not so sure I like all the changes either.

  6. Continuing to pray Louise. That's a whole lot of change, not just for him, but for you also- emotionally charged change. May you all have much grace for all the changes and transitions- and joy in the midst of it all!