Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I cannot believe I almost forgot!

One year ago this week my dad had his open heart surgery. In October he ran the Chicago Marathon (he beat my 23 year old brother). He is amazing. The whole event brought my family closer together. I am so lucky that my dad's condition was detected early and that he had such a great podiatrist! Read here for the podiatrist story (I think it's a pretty good story). Today he is doing great. He's got a broken foot, but other then that he is well.

This event gave me a greater appreciation of my family, a greater appreciation of the gift of life. It's changed me in that I am making more of an effort to take care of myself.

I know when I go home this weekend that I will be giving my daddy a big hug!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Interesting story! I'm glad the podiatrist was so smart. Give your dad an extra big hug!