Wednesday, April 30, 2008

To Boldly Go...



You may know or not, but my dad was recently diagnosed with cancer. He has lymphoma and has begun very agressive chemotherapy. So, as soon as the semester was over, my sister and I flew to Ohio this past weekend to see him and spend some time together. To our amazement, we saw that our bald dad held a striking resemblence to Captain Jean-Luke Picard of the Starship Enterprise!

6 comments:

Jeremy and Maria said...

That is just too perfect Amber, He looks just like picard. We Love you and hope that he does well with the cancer.

somestratt said...

First, I am sorry to hear that you are having to deal with this. I am glad that your sister and you were able to go visit. I can tell by the picture that it was a beautiful time to be able to visit him. Know that you can talk to any of us about this and we will have very sympathetic ears.

Second. The resemblance is a little scary! Would have known!!!

somestratt said...

I am sorry to hear that Amber.

The title for your post should be changed to "to Baldly Go.."

Shave Carters head and then all of the men in your life will have the common thread of baldness.

Brent

Nathan & Margaret said...

Wow, you wanna talk about the silver lining!!!! I mean 2 out of three people agree that jean-luke Picard could beat James T Kirk. And I am one of those people!!!!

But seriously. Your dad is such a great man. Tell him that we are sorry he is going through this, and we are going to be praying for him. Will you keep us up to date?

I was just telling someone yesterday about the talk he gave in Hendersonville when you guys got married. Can you believe I would remember it all these years later? But he affected me that much.

AmShaZam said...

Thanks for your kind words. Any thoughts or prayers are greatly appreciated. He's going in for a third treatment this weekend, we could use any support.

And Brent, we could shave Carter's head, but I don't think my brother Keith would ever go for shaving off his golden locks!

Cindy said...

Amber--wow!

I do think that if you take your whole family to visit while your dad is bald that you have to shave Carter too and get a pic with your dad, Jeff, and Carter....

I'll be praying for him, and Marg, what did he say in the talk??