Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sometimes you just feel Helpless.

There are times in our lives, when we feel completely helpless, as if we are suffocating because a huge weight has descended upon us.

As of yesterday, November 22nd 2010, my wife and I got hit by a huge weight.  My father-in-law Bob, was in the hospital, he had been having severe breathing problems and was taken to one of the better hospitals in Missouri.

I found out about this, at 2:P.M. yesterday, and was immediately overwhelmed; here I was at work and I could do nothing, where I work I have no emergency time off, and pay is bare bones.  So all I could do was try and do the best I could, until I could get home that evening.

I did the best I could, and worked hard to get through the rest of the day.  My wife, who is a student, came home early and immediately began to call her family in Missouri, to find out as much as she could.

She found out that her dad, had liver and lung cancer and possible phenomena on top of this, although he had a phenomena shot two years before.  For her, all she could do, was wait until I could call again, and eventually get home.

When I got home, at 9:15 that evening, my wife had found out that her dad had colon cancer on top of everything else.  We spent a lot of time talking, and she also talked with her daughter, who gave her the latest news.

We will be going to Missouri in December, but we can do nothing until then, neither of us have finances enough to leave early and get to Missouri, and I don't have the time off to go, if I had the funds available.  So now, it is just a process of waiting and praying, and hoping.

Any and all prayers would greatly be appreciated. 


  1. Dad does have pneumonia and they think the colon cancer coming back is what has caused the liver and lungs to be affected.

    It is crappy being stuck here and not being able to do anything but then again, what can we do?


  2. PS>I know this is also effecting you on a whole different level than it is even for me.
    How do I know? I just do.
    I love you.

  3. I will pray for your family and finances. We lost my mom this year, I didn't have a job, had just had surgery and my hubby somehow managed to get me and the grands home for two weeks. I know what it is like to have a job with no time off!

  4. So So sorry. I wish I had something helpful to offer. Helpless is the word I'm feeling as well but please know that you are both in my prayers.