This is a letter I gave to my father while he was battling cancer while my wife was pregnant with our first son, my dads first grandchild. The year was 2012.
Today I am going to start writing documents like this one to give to my son (your grandson) some day when he is of age. I am going to save copies in the computer and print out hard copies for a book of some sort. I really like reading the stuff you and mom put in my baby book, so I want to pass those special type of moments on. I figured I would write you first and include it in our book.
There are a lot of things I want to share with you but sometimes have a hard time articulating them. I am hoping this helps and you have the strength to read this stuff at your leisure. I know what you are going through is painful, frustrating, and scary and it will get worse before it gets better. One of my goals is to help you maintain a strong spirit and ferociously powerful will! Your flesh is going through hell but you don’t have to sacrifice your spirit. You are not merely your body. The will is stronger. I love you, we all love you. So keep fighting with your head up.
I want to share a Father’s Prayer with you by General Douglas MacArthur. With our pregnancy and the growth of our son this prayer has been very important to me. I have read it many many times wishing it to come true for Amanda and I.