Monday, March 22, 2010

For My Dad...Will You Pray For Him?


My dad was recently diagnosed with melanoma on his scalp. He goes to the dermatologist every six months due to the history in our family- my grandfather (his father) died from melanoma and my aunt (my dad's sister) is fighting it now. Needless to say, it's in the genes.

He was getting his hair cut and this mole was nicked and wouldn't heal. So he went to the dermatologist right away and they removed most of it and the doctor didn't even think it was anything but sent it off to get it checked just in case and sure enough it came back as a melanoma.

He is going in today for a consult with a surgeon (we are thankful he was able to get in so soon) to talk about removing it and where to go from here. We are hoping and praying that it was caught early and has not spread anywhere else. My family knows this is in God's hands and is out of our control but will you please pray with us that this is just a "bump in the road" and that they are able to remove it entirely and that is has not spread anywhere?

My dad is a strong man and also the nicest guy, honest, if you met him you'd love him!:) I know he would greatly appreciate your prayers and so would we.

"For where two or more are gathered in My Name,
I am there in the midst of them."-Matthew 18:20


We love you soooo much dad and we're praying for you every day!!!!

15 comments:

  1. Absolutely! We will add him to our special intentions in church and the kids have one in school also.

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  2. Just added your dad to our prayer list. Lots of positive thoughts and energy heading your way:)

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  3. Praying for him! Love the sign the kids made!

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  4. I will be praying for your Dad too!

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  5. Absolutely would love to lift him up with you.

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  6. I'm sure he felt so much better seeing that great sign and picture...We will be praying for him as well and keeping ALL of you in our thoughts...

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  7. Saying a prayer for him now!

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  8. Definitely praying for your Dad!

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  9. oh adrienne - i am so sorry to hear that your dad has melanoma! i will FOR SURE pray that it is in the very first/early stage and they can completely remove it in surgery and that there will be no further complications!!!!!! thinking of you!!!!

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  10. We will add him to our prayers. Could you share his name with us? Otherwise, we will just pray for Bennett's Granddaddy:)

    "In ALL things, God works for the GOOD of those who love him." Hang in there.

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  11. Keeping him (and you!) in my thoughts... and by the way, Bennett's laugh is TOO CUTE in the picture!

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