Friday, August 20, 2010

My family

While rehabbing at La Jolla Convel. we were so blessed to have the majority of my Macias cousins come visit my dad. Love this photo taken of those of us with him that day.

Here's my dad with 2 of his 4 brothers and 1 of his 2 sisters, 2 sister in laws and my cousin Yoli. 

My Dad

It's been a long while since I posted to my blog. Much has happened since. I will only start from Jan 2010. My dad, Kim, Mickey and I flew to No Cal for Francesca's BA graduation ceremony. Lovely time with her and family. Proud moment for us all. In April, my dad and I took a road trip to Las Vegas. While there, we saw the production of The Lion King at the Mandalay. WHAT a show!! Oh my gosh!! THE BEST I've ever seen! Particularly so because a friend of mine from high school has the lead role of SCAR. He gave us the VIP treatment! My dad just loved it!! May brought us my dad's hip replacement surgery on the 12th. Surgery was a success. On May 15th, he was diagnosed with ALL, acute form of leukemia. On May 17th, I was told he had 3-25 days. SHOCKER for us all. Had to tell my Dad...hardest thing for me to do. He accepted the news with open arms. To him, that meant he would be with my mother that much sooner. My mother, his soulmate, passed away 10 years ago. He had been a very lonely man without her. So, after hospital and rehabilitation, I brought him home on May 30th, with Hospice set up at the house. I wasn't sure what the next month would bring, but I did know that I felt blessed because I was going to be able to take care of him and I wanted Raquel and I to be able to spend as much time with him as we could.