Sunday, June 19, 2011

hey little girl is your daddy home?

daddy and me, 1990

today is fathers day and if this posts as it should, i'll be sat in a hospital room along side my dad. the past three years have been difficult, the past three days have been even worse. on tuesday the hospital called at 7am for us to go say our goodbyes, basically. since then he's started to make some kind of recovery and things are almost beginning to look up.

having a parent diagnosed with cancer or any life threatening illness has got to be one of the worst things in the world. my dad was diagnosed when i was in my second year of university, and living over 300 miles away. all he asked of me was to carry on, and i did, and somehow graduated with a 2.1 degree.

with loupug, 2011

i know this post isn't anything like i'd normally do, but i wish i'd have appreciated my dad more when he was in good health. it's so easy as a 'child' to just expect the most from parents; especially as i was brought up being able to have everything i ever dreamed of. it's only the past few years i've realised how and why i've been able to have and experience everything i have and i realise how lucky i am. i'm so lucky to have the parents i have, and it's such a shame that it's taken something like this for me to realise it.

20 comments:

  1. what a lovely post, I am sure he knows just how much you love him :o) I hope you have a great day together xx

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  2. Such a moving post, I wish you and your family all the best xxx

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  3. This moved me too.. it always takes something like this for us to really appreciate what we've taken for granted for so long. My mum was diagnosed with lymphoma a few months ago and it really made me think the same as you.
    All the best to you and your fam! xx

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  4. Such a lovely post, made me a bit teary-eyed. I'm sure your dad knows just how much you love and appreciate him, and I hope things get better for you and your family! Hope you have a lovely day with your dad xxxx

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  5. hope you and your dad have a great day, and I wish you and your family the best :) xxxxx

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  6. Beautiful post, really made me think about how much I appreciate not only my dad but both my parents.

    Hope you have a lovely day together, thinking of you and your family xxx

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  7. Such a moving post Klee. Hope you've had a perfect day with your Dad, wishing him all the best <3

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  8. This is a lovely post, and you're very brave for posting it. You're right, having a parent with cancer is probably the hardest thing in the entire world, because it doesn't matter how old you are, there's still a part of you that believes your parents are like superheroes and totally indestructible. I really hope you're having as good a day with your dad as you can.

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  9. I hope your dad continues to fight, sweet. No one should ever have to go through such a devastating illness. I hope he makes progress and that you continue to make him proud. I'm sure you always will. Hope he's enjoyed his fathers day <3

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  10. Oh Klee, this is such an emotional post, I really feel for you :( I hope that you managed to enjoy your fathers day. That photo of him with Louie is so cute. xx

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  11. This post moved me to tears. I know he would be so proud of you and you really are amazing. Sending all of my love <3

    Maria xxx

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  12. Hey lovely, I hope you had a good day with your Papa! My Mum had cancer too and although she is almost at remission it still affects her everyday. Im not saying I know how you feel but I do truly sympathise and feel your agony at the pain of a parents illness. I hope everything is as well as it can be, and always know your Dad knows how much you care and cherish him. x

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  13. This makes me so sad. I know he is proud of what you accomplished. :( x

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  14. my dad and I are not getting along at the moment, so thankyou for making me realise I am being an idiot and should make up with him. Your dad must be so proud of you xx

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  15. What a lovely post! I'm sure your dad will be so proud of you, now and forever...!

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  16. This really brought a tear to my eye :( just caught up with this post and your latest one, SO glad to hear your dad is well enough to come home ♥ sending you the biggest hugs dude xxx

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  17. This is such a lovely post, and you have a really nice blog hope you and your dad had a lovely day
    best wishes
    LO

    www.lamaepa.blogspot.com

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  18. Such an amazing post, I really admire you and your blog. I lost my mum five years ago to cancer and this is truly inspiring to read <3
    x

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