Monday, September 13, 2010

SITS Back to Blogging

I'm excited about this opportunity that the SITS Girls have given us to revisit our first posts, old posts, etc. to work on improving our blogs as they are. It's been very interesting for me to go back and read some of my original entries. Ahh me, I was so young and naive lo those nearly 3 years ago. hehe
PLUS, there is a super amazing washer and dryer giveaway and well, who doesn't want/need a beautiful new clothes cleaning machine?

Truth be told, this is actually my SECOND entry, the third entry on our blog. The first was actually done by Jere and it is NOTHING like I write or probably would have written. However, I had NO idea what I was doing, and I said, HEY, all these people we know have blogs. That looks fun, will you make one for me. Being the good man he is...he obliged. Then, my 2nd entry (which I would have posted but didn't because it was full of pictures and I don't know how to transfer those witout looking them all up) couldn't be done. Hence, my third. And really...I like this post.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
MY DAD

I realize that it was JUST Mother's Day and I should be doing some entry on my Mom. Trust me, I could do a whole entry on my Mom, she's amazing in every way and I love her immensely. However, tonight I'm choosing to write about my Dad. You see, I have an amazing Dad. He is brilliant, hard working, funny, fun, loving, righteous and so much more. I always feel these things for him, but it's times like this that you really stop and think about how much you love someone. See, two weeks ago my Dad was diagnosed with renal cancer. It came completely out of the blue, and sort of just makes you go WHOA! So, today my Dad had his left kidney removed, as that was the one with the cancerous growth. Through this all I've felt very calm and at peace. I'm SURE that he will be fine. However, there is always that "chance" that something could go wrong. Anyway, the surgery went very well, and the Doctors are VERY optimistic. They say that it was completely contained, and doesn't appear to be in any lymph nodes. Now we're just waiting to hear the pathology report to know where we go from here. Apparently he's in IMMENSE pain, which I can only imagine, since they've yanked an important body part from him. I feel bad that he's having to suffer, but I'm so grateful for the miracle of modern medicine and the hope it offers us. I just want my Dad to know that I love him so much, and that I'm looking forward to many more years of Boggle, chats, babysitting, laughing and more.

Love you Dad!!

Reading this post brought back all my memories of that time. It was scarey, but as I wrote in there...I was also at peace.

You'll be glad to know that my Dad, the Tonester is doing JUST fine. He's been cancer free since the surgery. He is fully recovered and doing the macarena as we speak. Ok, fine, no Macarena, I just mean, he's active and busy.

Thanks for this exercise SITS ladies.

Memories lighting the corners of my mind,

Allyson

3 comments:

Tractor Mom said...

I was on my way to the SITS site to share in the Getting Back to Blogging challenge and found that you were doing it too!

Love your first post. It was so raw with your love and care for your dad. I lost my Daddy to lung cancer 4 years ago Thanksgiving. It seems like yesterday!

But from reading your blog I can see how your writing has mantured from the rawness of your first (sort-a) post!

Come by and share your thoughts...

WhisperingWriter said...

Nice post!!

DianD said...

It's as sweet today as it was when you first wrote it. You do have an amazing Dad and I'm so glad I gave him YOU on his 30th birthday! ;) Sweet, sweet daughter!