Tuesday Tribute. Dad.

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We’ve all been effected by cancer.

Many of you know that my father died of cancer at the young age of 24. I was 2 1/2 when he passed away. All I have left of him are a few photos, a handful of letters, and stories.

Here we are after the cancer had already taken over. He was weak physically, but he still had a smile for his little girl. Me.

Cancer makes me sad. It makes me scared. It has already crept into my own life, and I wait for it to creep back. I’m not ready for it to take over.

Cancer took my father, but it brought me someone else.

Cancer gave me my Dad.

My mom remarried not long after my father died. She found another wonderful man who had lost his first wife to cancer. He took me in and made me his own daughter. He didn’t have to, but he did. He has been a wonderful dad and an even better Grandpa.

I was lucky enough to spend this last weekend with him.





I love you, Dad. I am sad that cancer took my first father, but I am grateful that God sent me you.

A Jay and Deb Production.

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Lolli has written 2988 posts on this blog.

I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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  1. Lolli, this post has dampened my eyes… I’m not one to cry very often, but I almost did here.
    Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)´s last blog post ..Summer Craft or Birthday Party Fun with Cars 2


  2. Such fun and beautiful pictures too.
    .-= Kelli @ writingthewaves´s last blog ..Putting some SPRING in our step (Fishful Photo Story style)! =-.


  3. I just saw this link from your facebook status and now have tears in my eyes. What a beautiful tribute, and I’m so sorry to hear that your “second Dad” has been diagnosed as well. I can’t even imagine how hard this must be for all of you. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Sending a big hug your way!



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