Idaho time

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This is my favorite photo of my Darling Dad.

We arrived here at 5 this morning. My sweet Mom met us at the door and we held each other for some time. I then walked into my parents room where my Dad was asleep.  I lay next to him, kissed his face, stroked his head and sobbed for a while without letting him hear me.  He has lost so much weight and seemed so tiny compared to the 6’4″ gentle giant that I am so used to. I am so grateful that we are able to be here with them.


The kids camped out all over the floor, and this morning we all gathered around Oupa (grandpa in Afrikaans) and Ouma (grandma) in the living room.

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Oupa showed us all a diagram of where his cancerous tumor is.  It’s right on the pancreas and has been constricting his ducts which is why he’s yellow and itchy.  We will hopefully know more  on Monday afternoon.

Our niece, Miriam, and her new husband, Dan, has stopped by. It is so good to see them.

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2 thoughts on “Idaho time

    Marci said:
    April 20, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Belinda, we love you, your amazing family and your dear sweet parents. My father was also diagnosed with cancer last month. It’s a cruel tragic disease. We are deeply grateful for the plan of salvation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love. The Nell Family


      belindagovatos responded:
      April 20, 2015 at 1:15 am

      I’m so sorry to hear that. We love you all too. Give your sweet parents our love.


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