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.
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.