Saturday afternoon I was planning a little Mother's Day dessert for my mom and mother-in-law. As I called around the invitations I found out that my father-in-law had been having migraine headaches all week and that he was taken to the doctor. Later that night we discovered he was admitted to the hospital for tests only to find out he has a tumor on his cerebellum.
This is so hard to believe. We visited with him yesterday and he is in such good spirits, walking around and joking with the nurses. We await news from the doctor about if/when they will operate.
Yesterday morning I asked the boys if they remembered what a sacrifice was (they were in the middle of playing before church). Nolan replied, "giving up something for someone else." I then asked them if they would give up some time to say the Rosary for their DadDad (our name for their grandfather). They hopped up, grabbed their rosaries and sat with me without one complaint. What good boys.
It is difficult to believe how serious this is after seeing him in the hospital. It is very serious. Please pray for our beloved DadDad and all of our family as events unfold this week. God is good, even when we don't understand the ways of this world.