Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dear Daddy

"A true hero is not measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart."  - Hercules

Time is valuable, especially for you Dad. Time is the equivalence of a life time. Six plus years with this atrocious tumor, four grueling surgeries, endless hours of recovery, and a continuous victim to this sickness over and over again. And all you have to show for is your strength. 

You are silently fighting one day at a time for your life, and yet, you never complain. Insulin shots twice a day, a handful of pills three times a day and not one complaint. And when people ask you how you’re doing, your answer never changes, “I’m doing better, just taking it one day at a time. I'll be back at work in no time.” I believe that’s the only way to deal with it. Being negative towards a negative situation will never get you anywhere. 

And I’m afraid to ask sometimes. What if your answer changes? Is that your faith walking out on you? So, I rather not ask. And throughout this journey you’ve taught me so much: Patience, courage, and endless amount of hope and faith. And when times get even harder for you, you have your strong will to carry you on. Alike Hercules, you're my hero in so many different ways. 

Years may come and go, a life time perhaps, but you'll always be my Daddy. I love you. Don’t ever give up on us. Peace.



Solid Rock or Sinking Sand said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I will pray for your dad and lift you also up to the Lord. God bless, Lloyd

Carmen Lee said...

That is my favorite thing to say One Day at a Time, I will pray for your dad!

Carmen Lee

PQT said...

Thank you guys & gals!

Anonymous said...

Tear cuzn I got choked up but I can't start crying bc I'm at work !! Love u !! Cristal d.

syntifik said...


PQT said...

No tears cuzzz.
Back at ya Botch <33

Anonymous said...

I wanted to cry as well because I feel the love in ur words cousin! <3 to u and ur family.


PQT said...

Gracias Vere! xoxooox

TC. said...

i feel this.
Any day we see sunshine is an absolute blessing. i don't like saying i've had a bad day for this very reason. some ppl have it tough every day.

your father is strong man and he deserves many blessings.

Carolina said...

Oh Pearl.. i didnt know this. Makes me appreciate and thank God for my health and the countless blessings he showers me with. From now on your daddy will be in my prayers.. Remember to ALWAYS seek God. Always :) I love you buddy.

PQT said...


Thank you Carol! Miss you woman!