Monday, April 7, 2008

Emily and Riley. The toughest conversation of his life, so far.

Randy and Jennifer sat Emily and Riley down for a 'family meeting' as Randy put it.

"Is this about school reports?" Riley asked.

As sensitively as it could possibly be done, Randy explained to Emily and Riley that Daddy had been visiting the hospital a few times and he knows now he has lung cancer. A few details later, Riley broke down and asked 'Why you, Daddy?".
"I don't know, Riley", Randy answered.
Riley curled up in his Dad's lap and cried for a long time.

There's a lot more detail in that evening and for Randy, it was the toughest conversation he has ever had.

Every Tuesday from here on, the Two R's would go out and do something together.

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