Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

"Daddy Come Quick! Help!"

These are words, being shouted with concern/fear from the bathroom, that this single dad of two little girls dreaded to hear. Even though my girls are prepubescent and barely pubescent these words still freaked me out.

Running to the bathroom...well okay, walking and taking as much time as I can very afraid of what I am going to find...I am thinking to myself "Oh please let it be an overflowing toilet, a flood from the sink or anything else but THAT!" In the steps from the kitchen to the bathroom I'm asking myself "Do I have what I need in the house?" and "How do I calm her understandable fears?" As I take the last few steps I understand that yes, I can deal with this.

Pushing the door open I can finally breathe again when she asks me to help hang the robe hooks back over the top of the door as it had slipped off one side. Thank you God for very small but wonderfully relieving blessings! Please have a good day; I know I will because no matter what happens it has definitely started out better than it could have!!!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wedding Invitation

Many of you know that I proposed to Tia and the girls on December 26th, 2011. Since that time we have been spending a lot of time together as we start to blend our two families into one. Tia and I are learning so much about each other and loving every moment of it. The girls are getting along, well, like sisters. We could not be more blessed.

Rebekah and Sarah are desperately in need of a "mommy" to help raise them and Sydney and Katey need the same thing in a "daddy." Tia has been alone (7 years since Jeff died) a lot longer than I have but Frances' illness plays into my lonliness as well. Each of us had a wonderful life with our previous spouses are we are looking forward to having a best friend and spouse next to our side again. Every day that goes by I am excited more and more about being back to having a "normal" family. We are not sure that what we have been through will ever allow us to be "normal" but we are hoping. And yes, Tia has been informed of how scary it can be to be a part of the Adams household - and she is willing to marry me anyway!

You can read more about our story and our wedding at and we would absolutely love for you to be there. Please feel free to leave comments in the guestbook section and RSVP if you can make it!