Saturday, August 7, 2010


It was one of those days where you think you have the day planned, but it turns into something entirely different. I had planned to dog-sit a friend's dogs this weekend and go to a play with friends tonight. My Dad had surgery earlier today and there were a few minor complications. I called my Mom around 3pm and it was evident that I needed to be at the hospital, not only to support my Dad, but to support her as well. *Note to all: if your loved ones are in the hospital: be there. If your friends' loved ones are in the hospital, go visit them. Or at least support them in some tangible way.

Anyway, I quickly found someone else to dog-sit and take my ticket for the evening, and headed up to Greensboro. I can't even recall how many times I've been here this summer, but I'm not complaining. Perhaps after last summer, I've realized just how special my family is to me. When I walked into the hospital (which happens to be right next to the cancer center... too soon!), I went to see dear 'ol Pops. He wasn't looking good as he was in quite a lot of pain, although the morphine helped. :) Mom, Lu & I stayed for a while, rubbing his feet and asking every 2 minutes if he needed anything. When it was time to leave I burst into tears and made sure that the nurses would take excellent care of him.

Last night I was g-chatting with my Dad wishing him a good surgery when I asked for advice about something going on in my life. His response: "Advice? Same as always: if your treasure is Christ, you always have your treasure." Tonight, right before we left, and through tears I asked him if Christ was his treasure. He said through the pain, and without even thinking: "oh yes, yes he is".

I am honored to have him as my Dad.


Dorothy said...

That was beautiful Carrie and brought tears to my eyes, thanks for putting it in words. I love you and thank you for coming.

Tails from the City said...

Carrie- I'm thinking and praying for your dad today. I'm so sorry there were complications from the surgery. Love you! Please keep me posted.

PamCakes said...

Wow... just noticed that you changed your blog name - no more NYC :(

Oh and sweet post :)