Friday, February 01, 2008

a great man


It has been truly amazing to see my father change over the years since his baptism and especially since my mom has been sick. The following words were written by my mom on her blog:

"Last night I woke up around 3:00AM. I was really in pain with my cracked feet. It is caused from the new chemo I am on, and you cannot believe how much something so little can hurt. Anyway, my honey bunny was so sweet to me. We talked a little about my pending death and rather or not I would make it to Orlando. I begged him to go even if I cannot. Then I asked him if he would give me a blessing of comfort. It is always hard for him to assist in blessings, let alone give them. I don't know if this was irreverent or not, but I just asked him to lay next to me and put his hand on my head and give me a blessing. It was so tender...this man who used to be so callused and far from the spirit ...reaching out and in just above a whisper asking the Lord to help my feet and hands to heal, asking that I might be able to sleep and that I would know what to do about this chemo; if I should continue with it or not. He also asked Heavenly Father to please keep me well enough to go to Orlando. Then we just held each other and he let me cry awhile. This morning it was him and not me that suggested we read the scriptures together. That is the first time in my life he has asked to read the scriptures together.

Sometimes I question why I have to go through cancer, and then I see the growth my husband has made, and the increasing love in our marriage and I am okay with it. I am so thankful for my husband's love and concern. God bless this great man." ~ mom

5 comments:

Marne said...

What tender memories for your parents. Your dad is a special man April.

Jeff Thurgood said...

That is such a touching story. Both your parents are wonderful. Even though I have met them but a few times I am grateful for those opportunities. They are truly an inspiration. Our prayers are with you all.

Tiffani said...

Thanks for sharing April - it brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful father and mother you have! I could just feel their love for each other in the words that your mother wrote and their testimonies of faith in God.

Tami said...

What a loving father and mother. That is neat that she shares experiences like this with you. Memories that you can cherish always. I just love your mom - she is such a strength and inspiration to us all! And your dad is so loving. It sounds like he has really changed over the past little bit.

Stacey said...

What a wonderful woman your mom is. I LOVE your mom. I am so happy that your dad is so supportive of your mom. They are great people and have great kids.