Thursday, January 25, 2007

in case you didn't know....

James Thomas Maley. He was born on June 17, 1941. He has 2 brothers, Pat & Roy. He married my mother in Aug. of 1970. Wow! I can't believe that my mom and dad have been married 37 years! I am sooo thankful for that. Dad has attended Blackhawk Church for almost 30 years where he has served in many areas. He has been in the construction industry ever since I can remember; from having a large company (Maley & Sons/MSI Coatings) to owning a home inspection business ( ABC Home inspections.), and has touched many lives with the creativity of him mind and his hands.
My dad is the most intelligent, witty, caring, kindhearted, compassionate, loving, generous man I know. My dad loves my mom more than words could ever express. He would do ANYTHING for her. My dad greatly loves his kids and grandkids and longs to have them around. He would do anything to help us succeed in life. He loves the Lord and has taught us kids in the way that is right. My dad is a little strong-willed, very strong-willed, but so gentle and tender as well. There is no father like my father anywhere, anyplace.
Often we get so busy in our own lives and forget to tell the people we love what they really mean to us: Dad, I love you so very much. You are and always have been an example of how I want to be as I get older; passionate, loving, caring, giving, devoted, the list goes on! I hope that I make you proud as a son and pray that I can be half the man that you are! I love you with my whole heart.

some things to pray for..

it looks like a little bit of pnemonia is in dad's chest. they are planning on going in with a scope and clearing it out. also, his hand is a bit swollen and looks like possible infection. we were told that the brain swelling can cause this, but infection can also. it's a little tense, so pray for peace.

morning update 01/25/2007...

"Still very critical but stable"...There hasn't been a huge change from yesterday. We spoke with Dr. Young this morning who gave us the results of the CT scan...he said that there was no huge change worthy of going back in right now and removing more blood or brain matter. He reminded us that this is a long road, "a marathon, not a sprint", to be patient and keep hope. As we are on the sixth day, our bodies are wearing, stress levels go up and patience wears thin. Please continue to pray for endurance. Pray that mom will stay healthy. Continue to pray for healing for dad...pray that the intercranial pressure (ICP) will go down dramatically. Again we want to thank all of you for supporting our family in all the many ways that you have. We couldn't stand without all of your support. Your prayers for us are definatly being felt! We love all of you and hope to update you more later.