Sunday, September 5, 2010

I can't believe I'm typing this

I didn't think this would affect me the way it has.
We found out on Thursday that the lower half of my father's heart is 100% blocked. They will be going in next week for a quadruple bypass. He is a severe diabetic and has a myriad of other health problems, so this is a serious, serious surgery.
My dad and I have not always gotten along. Both of us have made poor choices in our relationship and we've never worked through them; instead, we just swept them under the rug until they were just too big to approach. But when I heard this news, it hit me like a sack of rocks.
I went to see my dad yesterday. It was the first time in over a year that I had seen him. He played with Sara and held June. It was good. We didn't talk about anything, but I didn't want to. I didn't think he needed any undue stress.
I am asking for your prayers this coming up week. My dad is single, but he has four girls and we are all giving 100% to be with him. He cannot be alone at any point. He can't work, and he was a sub-contractor....you know what that means. Poor insurance (but thank God he has it!), no FMLA, no vacation time, no sick time. No paycheck for 2+ months.
Maybe this is happening to wake us up and make us fix our relationship.
Sometimes you have to be broken before you can be fixed.

4 comments:

Paula Kathlyn said...

Praying for you guys. God's timing is perfect and He will always give us the perfect words to say if we ask Him :)

Former Fat Bride said...

Praying for your Dad and your family. Remember, God is in control :o) Turn to Him through this difficult time.

HappyascanB said...

Praying for your Dad, for you and your sisters, and for your relationship.

God is good. All the time.

Sara said...

Praying! How did it turn out? How is your dad? (Sorry, worked nights last week and missed the blog.)