Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the most wonderful man

 For those of you who are inclined to pray,....I'm asking for some tonight, and not for my addict son. I'm asking for prayer from my sweet, kind, funny and just overall fabulous father in law,....one of the best people I've ever known.  He's like my father, not "just" a father in law,...but a man who's all I wished my actual father could have been, had he been a much better guy. 

   My father in law, another "D" is in the hospital tonight, waiting for a procedure tomorrow, to remove what's blocking his bile duct.  He's very jaundiced and (imo) it's gone on far too long prior to now doing something about it.  I realize that it's a risky procedure and that was the reason that this has gone on and one....but still....don't even get me started on that one.  He's 85 yr.s old, and I know that's old, but until not that long ago, ...certainly not someone who seemed that old.  At 78, I sure couldn't ski down the mountain as fast as he could and keep up with him.  Skiing with him was something that has been some of the best fun I've ever had.  You would have to know him....and how I've been so blessed to, I don't know.  But he's been the best grandfather any kid could ever have....and my 3 have been so fortunate.  We are not ready to lose him,and I'm praying it's resolvable and not cancer.  I know I will accept what is, but asking for some prayers sure can't hurt. 

    Thanks for listening.  The kids call him Boopa.   Please pray for our Boopa. 


  1. Praying for Boopa! Hang in there

  2. Will do. And 85 is not old for someone like him! I am hoping and praying that the issue is resolved so he can fully recover and keep on being the best father/grandfather for your family.