Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Update

I was able to go to Utah to visit my Dad in the hospital this last weekend. I was able to drive up there with my good friend Jo and to say the least the trip went so fast because I don't think that there was not even a pause in our talking. Thanks Jo it made the trip so enjoyable. :)

When I got to Utah I was informed by my Dad that his cancer was spreading..so it was not very good news at all. He was checked out of the hospital Friday night so it was nice to have him home and resting comfortably in his own bed. He is such an amazing man and such a man of faith because he knows that whatever may happen is Gods will and Gods will, will be done. He is not giving up hope and neither are the rest of us so we hope that we can find the right treatment that can conquer this cancer. It was nice to have all of my siblings there also and many of the grandkids and great grandkids were able to come by also to visit with my parents. It was nice to have the family rally around in this situation and be able to pray together, laugh together and cry together. It is always a great comfort to know that the family is eternal and to know the plan of salvation. I do not know how people handle trials on this earth without that knowledge and also without the help of the Holy Ghost. I could not handle it, we have definitely felt the Comforter. It will be an emotional few months ahead and a trying one as we find what can be done for my Dad but at least we have the comfort of the Holy Ghost and the knowledge of our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ to help us through. Life is not always meant to be easy.

I am so grateful for the people that I have around me that buoy me up and help support me when times are hard. Thanks to all my friends for being there for me (you know who you are), you don't even realize how much you help me on a day to day basis and thanks for all the well wishes and prayers. Your awesome!

4 comments:

Jo said...

Thank YOU for helping me keep my mind off the dread of St. George until we actually got there!

Love you Pam! You and your family are in our prayers!

Jaimers said...

I can't wait to be around everyone in November. I love our family, and I'm so grateful to Grandpa for being a pioneer in his family. His good choices have been essential for the gospel family that we have. I sometimes think that we get too hung up about 'now', especially when I live so far from everyone. All I know is that the most important thing is that we can all be together forever...especially, if we live like Pata. 'Now' is such a short period of time in the grand scheme of things. I can't say that I'm not thrilled about being there for Thanksgiving, though!!

E-Star said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad... Thank goodness for our gospel knowledge... it is times like these that we must borrow from that light and lean a little in our saviors arms. Miss you!

AJsGirls said...

So sorry to hear the news. Aaron's Grandfather had also gotten a scary diagnosis but they decided to try the chemo, he did amazingly well and is now declared cancer free. This is not normally the case but a testament that miracles do happpen! You are in out prayers.