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Friday, July 17, 2009

Thoughts on life and love ~

I was reading sweet Jen's blog a day or so ago and read some heartbreaking news.....a blog friend of hers had passed away unexpectedly....I had never read her blog before but clicked the link ~

A sweet woman....Stacey Wolfley of The Thrifty Chick passed away suddenly from a stroke at the young age of 31 years old leaving four precious children behind ~ 8, 3, and 2 years old and a two week old baby....and a wonderful husband that I know is absolutely crushed that his precious wife is gone.

Do we really realize how fleeting our lives are??? And how very important our relationships with our loved ones are.....I'm so sorry for the sad post but it's times like these that make us stop, gather ourselves and realize the most important priorities in our lives.....








My mom called today and told me that my dad has prostate cancer.....she was completely calm and said they were going to use cryotherapy for him and the outlook is really good. He's recently had colon cancer and that alone was a scare in itself. He had a section of his colon removed and that turned out to be a great solution. My sweet prayer warriors, if you'll please mention him in your prayers I would be so appreciative....he says as long as he honors the Lord he's fine.....

But still....a daughter that loves her daddy still worries....

hugs and love sweet friends,
Dawn

54 comments:

common ground said...

Dawn, your Dad and your family are in my prayers. He has a wonderful attitude, to honor the Lord.
Bless you, sweetheart.
Debra

Gail said...

Dawn,
My prayers are sent out to your sweet Dad, I hope the best for him....thanks for letting us know so we can all pray for him....
xo,
Gail

sepiadreams said...

Thinking of you and saying a prayer for your dad. My dad was diagnosed with the same about a year ago-doing great thanks to steroid injections every 3 months which shrunk the tumor......Love Tiina....

Barb said...

Dawn, I'm sorry for your sad news.
We are lifting up prayers for him, both for good health, and peace and grace for you all.
Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Betty said...

My prayers for you and your family. The lord alone knows what he has in store for us, and prayers can work wonders for all of us, in our health and in our souls.

debi @ life in my studio said...

Dawn,
I'm sorry to hear about your dad. It is a difficult thing for a daughter to think about losing her dad. I lost mine last week.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad.
Hugs, Debi

Veronica said...

Will think good things for your Dad. It is so true what you say, we must treasure the important things. So many things that make us worry or stress us are actually insignificant in the scheme of things. Take Care Dawn.
HUGS

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie,

My heart hurts for you, Dawn-
I hope the treatment will do great for your father.And will pray for that.
I lost mine when he was only 64 years,-and as you know I lost my sister last year,only 56 years, so I know the worries, and the pain.

And yes we could surely all, be more happy and content in every minut we are here, sharing happiness and love with family, and friends.
How terribly for the other family loosing mother,and wife so young.

Dear friend, you are in my thoughts
-love to you, and hugs
Dorthe

Denise said...

My thoughts are with you...
Dancingly, Denise

madrekarin said...

Dawn- I'm sorry to hear about your dad. My dad has prostate cancer as well. If there is a silver lining here it is that this type of cancer is very treatable. I will keep him in my prayers.
I am so sorry for that little family losing their beloved wife and mother. You are right, we never know when something can happen and it makes every day important.

Marji said...

Oh, Dawn, my prayers for your Daddy! I hope the doctors fix him right up to spend many more years with you! I miss my father so much. What a sad note about Stacey - I read her blog, a very sweet and talented young woman - those precious children and her husband need prayers, also, for the Lord's comforting arms around them. Have a lovely weekend with your family, dear Dawn! Blessings, Marji

Lori said...

oh my gosh!!! that is SO very sad about Stacey...i have had 3 patients in their 20s the last few weeks at work that had cranial bleeds...it is SO sad to see someone so young having these kinds of medical problems...two of them have very young children like Stacey...it breaks my heart!!!
i am sorry to hear about your dad Dawn...i will certainly keep him in my prayers:)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Thinking of you Dawn.... as we travel down this path of life.... and all our friends and family take their turns with the happenings life offers.... I know now when life is peaceful and seems good enjoy.... We all have our times when everything seems more than we want to bear..... we have to hand it to God.....

Primitive Seasons said...

Dawn I will put your dad on my prayer chain from church and uphold him in personal prayer as well. They're doing amazing things with prostate cancer these days.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Dawn - God bless your father in his time of need. I will pray for peace in your heart and in your mother's. Please keep us informed.

Charla

Doreen said...

Dawn. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad...I'll keep him and your family in my prayers.

I'm also so sorry to hear of the other terrible and sad news..gosh..to leave such your children....you are so right..life is fleeting.

Doreen

vikki said...

Hi Sweetie, You and your family are in my prayers! We just never know... it has been over a year since my dad passed, and 7 for mom. I still miss them so!! I am soo saddened by the young gal, with the precious children & hubby. My prayers go out to them, also. May God surround you & them with His loving embrace. love, hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

marie said...

I'm praying for you and your family and Stacey's sweet family too.
Thanks for the sweet reminder to examine our priorities.

Rebecca said...

Hello
I am here for the first time and read about your father. He sounds like he is a man of faith and he certainly is in the Lords hands. My dad went to be with the Lord this year, I miss him but I know he is in a much better place. I will pray for your dad's healing and may the Lord give you peace about all this.
Blessings
Rebecca

Becky said...

Sweet Dawn, All of my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and Sweet Stacey's family as well. Breaks my heart.


God Bless,
Becky

Karen said...

Dawn,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Fathers are so special!! I understand your worries, I have been there.

KarenB said...

I will also be praying for your Dad. I understand completely. My Dad had a surprise quintuple bypass last month. We take for granted how precious life is and how quickly it can be changed. I think your Father is correct, as long as we honor the Lord, there are no worries!

My Arts Desire said...

God bless your kind, tender and compassionate heart. What a beautiful message. One we need to hear over and over again. Life is precious and your dad's health, as well as peace for all of your family will go on my prayer list. A privilege to lift you all up during these days of waiting and concern.

xo
Sue

Nancy said...

I also found out about sweet Stacey throgh a blog and am shocked and saddened. I did not know her and yet she and her family have been on my mind and in my prayers since I heard.
Your post is so beautiful and important. I still cannot believe I lost both of my parents. My mom is gone 5 years now and I was 45-too early to be without her advice and daily chats.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad, as well.
~Nancy

Jen R. said...

Dawn, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, but I am glad the outlook looks good. I'll say a prayer for him. I was shocked about Stacey as well. Life is fleeting, isn't it? Jen

blushing rose said...

May your Father receive blessings & healings. Prayers are lifted for him & your family.

Yes, it is really sad that Stacey left so early.

No, people don't realize the moment ... we learned this quickly with the loss of our 3 yr. old Sean ... changes your whole outlook on life, the need to cherish 'the moment' & to keep God foremost in your life.
TTFN~ Marydon

Lisa@End of Lane said...

Dawn,
Your Dad will be in my prayers. His attitude is wonderful...but I know that you still worry. My Dad is a survivor of prostate cancer, but I still worry, can't help it when you love them.
Lisa

vintagesusie said...

What a gracious & beautiful blog. Thank you for reminding us how very precious everyday is & the love of family & friends is our greatest gifts! My thoughts & prayers go out to your Daddy & the family that just experience such a tragic loss. Wrapped in the wings of angels we can fly...
Susie

A bird in the hand said...

It's good that you posted this. We need to stop and think once in a while, focus on what really matters: life and living our lives lovingly.
My thoughts are with you and your papa.
xoxoxo

SharDon Exclusives said...

Our Daddys are our first love. I worshipped my Dad all the years of growing up. I will keep your Dad in my prayers & for the Lord to give your Mother strength & for you to have peace that passes all understanding". The Lord is with you all during this time and with Staceys family. So much hurt and so little time to pray so we must always be in an attitude of prayer. Glad blessings, Dawn, Sharon

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Dawn:
Today's post nearly broke my heart. What an awful loss for their family. My prayers will go out to them.

Also, I'll lift up prayers that your father comes through this healed and whole...and that the Lord gives you strength to bear the days ahead.

Hugs and Blessings
Donna

Jeannie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The bond between a daughter and her father is so amazing. Hugs.

Marcie said...

I am praying for your father, and you, and your family, sweet friend. Life is so fragil. I am glad you let us know, so we can pray for his healing. I am here for you anytime.
Love and hugs.
Marcie

Sharon said...

Dear Dawn, I hold you and your family in my prayers. Stay strong for your mom and dad. Sharon

Kathy said...

Dawn...I will certainly be lifting your dad up, and that little family that lost their mother and wife.. You never know what a day will turn over.. Also recieved news today about a life long friend...To fresh to even comment about yet, your in my thoughts and prayers, xoxo~Kathy~ Up-North.

Vee said...

Oh no, I hadn't heard that sad piece of news. How truly unsettling. And, it's always unsettling to hear that our parents are ill. I will certainly keep your dad in my prayers. Your mother sounds so gentle and calm...like you.

Attic Rat said...

I just said a prayer for your Dad. :D

- Teresa

The Other Side of Me said...

Dear Dawn,

Your post hits it home that life is so precious. Thanks for the reminder.
My Dad had prostate cancer 5 -6 years ago and had surgery to have most of it removed. He is doing fine. It is always a worry though. I hope and will pray for success with this procedure and for continued good health for your Daddy.

Miss you, friend!
Tammy

Donna said...

Every single day is a precious gift. Thank you for the gentle reminder. I will be praying for your dad. Treatments for that type of cancer have gotten quite excellent over the years.

Cheryl ~ZanyMayd said...

Thank you for reminding us on how short & sweet Life can be.... let us not forget even for a day ~ I will keep your Dad in My Prayers, keep us posted.....
cheryl

Nita Jo said...

Dawn, My prayers go out to the young family and friends of Stacey's. Such a loss for them.

I will also be holding you, your family and especially your dad in my prayers. One positive thought, someone close to me has lived with prostate cancer for many years now because of the therapies doctors now have. Hoping for the very best outcome from the caring doctors and from the prayers that will be going out for him!

Blessings!
Nita Jo

Bambi said...

Prayers go out for your dad and to the Stacey Wolfley family also.

Beth Leintz said...

Dawn- So sorry to hear about your Dad, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Dawn,

So sorry to hear about your dad. Of course I will send warm thoughts and prayers your way.How sad about this young woman.

Phillane E'lee said...

dear dawn,
Oh sweet friend my FIL had the seeding and it was a great success. 4 yrs later still all clear.
I will certainly send some prayers his and your way. As well for the poor family that is left behind such a loss.
May God's love wrap around your heart and calm your fears.
Pea

kana said...

Dawn,
I will be praying for your dad and mom. Seems that cancer is everywhere. My dad had prostate cancer and finished his treatment about 3 yrs ago and is doing great now. I hope your dad's treatment will heal him!

Charlene said...

This was indeed a sad post but, you know even in someone as sweet wonderful & positive as you LIFE throws some curve balls. And who better to share them with & get all the love & support you can... your FRIENDS! So, my friend thank you for sharing the news about Stacy (HOW VERY SAD & WHAT A HUGE WHOLE IN THAT FAMILIES WORLD!) & about your Dad. The treatment for prostrate cancer is so effecitive today IF CAUGHT EARLY & I am confident your sweet Daddy will do well. Thank you for your sweet blessings that you share with us. We All Love you!

Laurie said...

Dawn, you have such a positive attitude and I am betting it came naturally from your parents. Best wishes for the best possible outcome for your father.

Magic Moonlight said...

Dawn, I'm Sorry to hear about your dad, I will keep Him in my prayers,Best Wishes and Hugs, Blanca.

lorhen82 said...

Dawn, I will pray for your dear dad...I know it's hard for the family when facing things like this. May God's peace fill all your thoughts and hearts.

Hugs,
Lori

Sheila R said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about the news of your Dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Having my "other" mom just pass away from cancer and then her brother, my uncle, unexpectedly die not 6 weeks after my mom's death, I realize the God give us a present each day, the gift of life.

May God give your and your family strenght during this time and the comfort that only HE can give.

Blessings,

Sheila

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

My dad was diagnosed today with prostate cancer. We'll know more about his prognosis tomorrow after his doctor appointment. Vee sent me over here after she read about my dad. I like your postive attitude and will try my best to emulate you. :)
I hope your dad is doing well!!

Kari

Miss Sandy said...

How tragic for this family! I will keep them as well as your father and family in my prayers.

Jann said...

You and your dad and mom are in my prayers!

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