Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Tree

No picture today, Dad.  I just want you to know that we are hoping you feel up to joining us in cutting down our Christmas tree this year.  It's one of my favorite memories of my childhood, going to the tree farm with you the day after Thanksgiving and cutting down that tree.  I want my kids to have those memories and I want them to create this memory with you there.  If you aren't up to it this year, we will do it next year, after you've fought this cancer and won.

Love you, Dad.  Keep fighting.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Adoring Daughter

This picture is horribly off-center, shows our striking 1980's couch, and your sweet glasses, but it also shows how much I just adored you, Dad.  I could look at this picture all day long because it makes me smile.  I adored you growing up and this picture shows that in such an obvious way.

If this picture were taken today, you would see me looking at you in the same way.  I adored you then, and I adore you now. 

Keep fighting, Dad.  Love you.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I don't really have a story for this picture or a memory, but I'm thinking you do.  Why were you standing on the boat and why are you wearing a bathrobe? So many questions.....

Please don't get me started on your sweet-ass hat. 

Love you, Dad.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

What Cancer Cannot Do

I found this quote today and I wanted to share it with you, Dad;

 "Cancer is so limited. . . It cannot cripple Love.  It cannot shatter Hope.  It cannot corrode Faith.  It cannot destroy Peace.  It cannot kill Friendship.  It cannot suppress Memories.  It cannot silence Courage.  It cannot invade the Soul.  It cannot steal eternal Life.  It cannot conquer the Spirit."

I love you, Dad.  Keep fighting

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Lake

Some of my best memories of growing up are right here in this picture.  Going to the lake with Creeches.  I loved going out on Ken's boat, swimming in the lake water, having picnics on the beach and just watching you and Ken interact.  The two of you together were quite the pair. 

Ken and I spent some time together a few years before he died and it was interesting for me to hear stories as an adult from him about these boating trips.  Interesting to know you guys had a red blanket you passed back and forth between the two couples to use for things I didn't even want to hear about as an adult.  Eww....

It was interesting listening to his stories, his memories of those trips and realizing that your memories were probably very similar to his and how different mine are (thank goodness!). 

It's interesting to me as I look at this picture and realize that Ken is no longer with us, and I think something is not right with the world when Ken Creech is not in it.  This is why Dad, you need to keep fighting.  Something would be very, very wrong in the world if you weren't in it and I don't intend on finding out how that would feel. 

Love you, even though I know about that red blanket thing. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Thank you for shelling out the cash to make sure I had braces.  I mean really, thank you.  Poor kid.  Good thing I was never lacking in confidence as a child or those beauties could really have caused me issues.  Again, thank you.  Best money you ever spent.