Sunday, 22 February 2009

Not every bride is so blessed

Here is a photo of DD with her four grandparents. Notice that the tie on the tallest man is the same as the ribbon on DD's bouquet - I wonder why that could be? Same surname perhaps?

My dad is the man closest to you - he was incredibly ill and was just determined to be at the wedding. After travelling for twelve hours by bus, train and car from his place to the motel the day before the wedding and repeating the experience the day after, he was rushed to hospital [150km/95 miles away] the following week and underwent surgery to have a kidney stent replaced on his left side and another inserted on his right*. The right ureter [tube between the bladder and kidney] was completely blocked. No wonder he was in a lot of pain. He could have died but praise the Lord for His intervention [answer to prayer] and dad's stubborn determination!

*Should you require more information about this procedure, you can go here.

Thanks LW and JF-B for the photo.


  1. Your daughter is indeed very lucky to have all her grandparents at her wedding. The only grandparent I had living when I was born died when I was 12.

    Hope your dad is doing ok now, how lovely that he could make it to the wedding.

  2. Glad your dad is getting better.

    Determination and prayer what a great combination

  3. What a blessing to have them with your daughter! This picture will be a treasure for years to come!

  4. What a lovely picture and what a lucky girl. I'm so sorry to hear about your father but it was wonderful he was able to be there and I'm sure he thought so too, even if he was in a lot of pain. Hope things look better for him now he's had the surgery.

  5. Hope he will be recovered soon. Lovely group of relatives there.

  6. What a wonderful picture -- your daughter is truly lucky to have all four of her grandparents :)


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