Monday, October 25, 2010
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!
It's cloudy and cool today and I'm okay with that! I'm glad to be home after a quick trip to Arizona to visit my dad who is very sick and in ICU at this time. He is a bit better and breathed on his own for a couple hours yesterday. He has been on a ventilator since last Monday and they need to get him breathing on his own. Small steps and lots of prayer are getting him through each day. My brother said he opened his eyes the widest and was the most responsive when I was there.
I am his FAVORITE child!! I really am! But aren't we all our parent's favorites?? We've always had a wonderful bond. I was his first child and followed him around everywhere. I loved watching sports with him, working on things in the garage with him and just hanging out with him. He was my softball coach, my biggest cheerleader and a loving dad. He was a man of few words and is very private at times. He is however, the life of the party when he gets a drink in him!! Everyone loves him and he's in his prime! However, his drinking and smoking have taken a toll on his body and that's a major part of what's keeping him from healing faster.
Thanks for praying and keeping us in your thoughts. We all love our dads no matter what and that's the way it should be! Love ya Dad! Praying that you will be better soon!