Friday, March 11, 2011

Good days... Bad days


My father has been having health problems from his battle with cancer. He is now cancer free, but the cancer did leave a big big mess. So for about the last two months I have been going to my parents house during the day to help take care of my father while my mom goes to work. His recovery has been going so slow that it seems like this is my life now, which kind of sucks, I thought I would only be there for like two weeks tops. It is not all bad as it seems, I watch awesome classic movies with my dad, and sometimes he lets me bring a kung fu movie into the mix. He has been able to get up more easily and has been encouraged to walk around more, so on a good day he was having, he walked over to the church. This happened on the only day I brought my camera last week. I have no idea what my father was think in this picture, but I like to think that this is my father sitting, and praying for the church that he loves so dear and also misses so much. In a couple of weeks (sometime around April), it is my fathers 21 years anniversary of being pastor at Lakeside Community Church.

5 comments:

Cookingmama said...

A nice post. We are blessed to have you there in Hanford.

referee said...

this is a very moving post, Stephen! Amazing picture...

CaroleF said...

What a beautiful picture... Stephen, your pictures always tell such incredible stories... That is your gift to ALL of us.

Keith Petersen said...

Very nice blog Stephen. I knew your dad and mom when they were just boyfriend and girlfriend in Turlock. Andy was our Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church. I remember the evenings when we would drag him over to the church in the middle of the night to play football. He and I were always on the same team. Now I work for First Baptist Church in Stockton, CA. and credit alot of what I am to the friendship I have with Andy. God bless you all through this journey.

Tim Abbas said...

I'm not lying when I say, I have never been so moved by a picture. The power, pain, and emotion in this photo is amazing!!!

Thanks so much for what you are doing. You too are amazing. Lets go to Disneyland again soon.
:)