Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Daddy's Girl

I have been meaning to blog about my dad for awhile now, but have put it off for lots of different reasons. For those of you who don't know, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer in April of 2007. He was given about 6-8 months to live, but made it about a year and half before he passed away on September 7th. It has been a tough year and half and an even tougher month as my brother and sister and I have had to deal with him being gone, but a lot of positive things have come out of this tough situation. My dad never ceased to amaze me with his positive attitude and his determination to beat the cancer. At his funeral the minister talked about how it was my dad's fear that his children would blame God for this horrible thing that was happening, and it was a great comfort to me to know that my dad didn't blame God. Everything truly does happen for a reason, and while I don't know all of the reasons that this has happened or what exactly I'm supposed to learn from this trial, I was able to see a different side of my dad and I was able to have a relationship with him that I haven't had over the past several years. I think about him everyday and I'll never stop missing him, but I know that Heavenly Father will continue to bless me with the strength to get through this until the day that I see my dad again.


Unknown said...

Note to self... do not read Micah's blog while working. I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember tlaking about your family when we lived together and it is really weird to think that a piece is missing. I love you and will remember you and your family in our prayers

Party of Five said...

Hey sweet cheeks. I love you tons and tons. Thanks for the birthday wishes on facebook. Your post about your dad made me cry a little. You are such a great example to me. Love you lots! You're in my prayers. ps- my sister tagged me with this silly man post thing and so I had to tag someone and I chose you...... hope you don't mind. XOXO

Andrea said...

Hi Micah, I haven't read the blog in forever and I just read this today...I am so sorry. I wish I could have been there and given you a huge hug. You are such a special girl and so so so strong. 520-426-0041...call me will ya?