July 12, 2011

Grab a Tissue...

I can't believe I haven't shared this story yet!
This past week, such a wonderful thing happened and i can't stop thinking about it. I'm pretty sure it's one of the sweetest gestures I've ever seen. May your heart be warmed by such an amazing act of love. :)

So, as I shared a few months ago, my dad was diagnosed with stage IV throat cancer. He has started his chemotherapy treatments and has been through his share of yucky things, but he's hanging in there!

My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so we have all been through this difficult journey together before.


{ Family photo at my cousin's graduation }


Along with feeling pretty lousy, drained, and achey after chemo, Dad knew that the time for his hair to fall out would finally come. He woke up one morning after his hair began to fall out and asked my mom to shave off the remnants of any hair patches left behind.

Let me tell you, I've never seen my Dad without hair... but he looks good!

Anyway, last week I was riding to the Sporting KC soccer game with BF, when all of a sudden he said he was thinking of getting a new hair-do. Not knowing what he was referring to, I told him to go for it. Then he paused for a second and said these sweet words...

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"You know, I've just been thinking about your Dad. It's been
on my mind for a few weeks, but I think I want to shave my head so that he doesn't feel alone in this."
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I was so shocked in the moment that I couldn't really laugh or cry. How did I ever get so lucky to have the most thoughtful man in the world? The thought that he loves me so much that he would do anything in the world for my family is incomprehensible.

That man is a keeper!

So long story short, we shaved off all of Adam's hair after the game that night... and I cried happy tears all the way home from his house. My heart was full of love and admiration.

The next day my parents were arriving in KC for a logn weekend visit, and Adam surprised them with his newly bald head. I could tell that my Dad was truly touched and honored, and I'm pretty sure my Mom hugged him at least 3 times.


{ Before }


{ After }


Adam has vowed to keep shaving his head for the rest of my Dad's chemotherapy and radiation treatments, until Dad's hair starts to grow back.

Everytime I kiss the top of Adam's stumble-y bald head I am reminded of the hope and reassurance that my Dad will finish this fight strong.

I don't think i could feel more humbled or blessed that I do right now. So very thankful that I've met the love of my life, and so very grateful that my family calls him family too.





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28 comments:

  1. Oh geeeeze, I'm literally crying as I type this.. Should've grabbed a tissue like you said.. What a good man you've got.

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  2. Oh my, the tears! This is too sweet!

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  3. Aww that really is the sweetest thing. You're right.. I am crying a little.

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  4. Oh my gosh, what a sweet sweet man. Tears for sure. Thank you for sharing that story b/c no one should have to go through that fight alone and what an awesome show of support and love.

    Hold tight :)

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  6. That is the sweetest thing! You sure do have a keeper! :)

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  7. omg i just teared up! what a sweet man you have. defiantly a keeper! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  8. That is so sweet and kind. How amazing that your family is so supportive of each other. You got a keeper there!

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  9. That is SO sweet. You've got a keeper!

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  10. Ack! It is too early for me to be crying already! :( Seriously though...that was such a sweet gesture...you have yourself a great man there!

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  11. awwwww thats really really sweet of him! And my thoughts go out to your dad! I hope all is better very very soon!

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  12. That's AWESOME! You are blessed to have such a great guy! (i'm sure he's equally as blessed) Thanks for sharing such a great story!

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  13. Megs- I told you on Facebook how awesome this is, but getting to read detailed story left me teary-eyed. Love!

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  14. That's incredible. You have an awesome guy there! So touching :)
    Jenn @ Going the Distance

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  15. WHat a truly great guy you have there!

    Your dad and family are in my prayers!

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  16. Your two bald men look great!

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  17. That just melted my heart. I wish your family all of the best!

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  18. You've certainly got a wonderful man there! So sweet!

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  19. You did find a great man! They both looks pretty good with shaved heads :) Good luck with everything hun.

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  20. very touching! he's a keeper! i'm praying for you and your family :-)

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  21. Wow, that man really loves you and your family. Such a keeper, you really got lucky with him! Seriously the sweetest thing I've heard in awhile.

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  22. That is SO awesome Meg! Hold onto that man of yours, he sounds like a keeper!! I just wanted to let you know that I'm keeping your dad in my prayers! *hugs*

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  23. Sounds like a great guy! Hoping your dad is cancer free soon!

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  24. So touching and sweet, definitely a keeper!

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  25. Yup, a keeper for sure. What a great photo at the end!

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  26. You've got yourself a very sweet guy!!! :) :)

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