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May 02, 2008


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So sorry to hear about BossLady's father. I'm sure spending time with the Peanut will cheer him up tremendously. She's too cute for words, MD.


Oh, Metro. I am really sorry to hear your family has to face something so hard, that your Lovely Wife has to find a way to say goodbye, but I think you were completely right - what greater joy to bring her father. Sending you more virtual scotch for the week.


My thoughts are with you, brother!
We just went through the "C" thing with my mom-in-law and my dad is currently kicking lung cancer's ass (YEA!!). It's numbing and drawn out. A happy baby made thing easier, all the way around. As you know my digs are currently empty of my better two-thirds. Man this place is big...


Take care, metrofamily


So sorry to hear this news. I hope the Peanut makes lifts your FIL's spirits a little bit. This sounds hard.

Karen (makabe)

I'm so sorry about your FIL. Your family is in my prayers.


That was a beautifully poignant. I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.


So sorry to hear about your family's situation! A great choice to bring the Peanut down to see her grampa-- we did that with our little guy when my FIL was stage 4 lung cancer. He was a positive distraction during a trying time and everyone was grateful for his presence. I also felt that is was precious time for my son to be with his only remaining grampa and we always remind him of that time.

Hang in there. Thoughts and blessings to you and your family!

Chief Family Officer

I'm so sorry about your father-in-law's diagnosis, and that you couldn't go with your wife and daughter. Thank goodness for modern technology - I remember long distance phone calls being quite the big deal when I was a kid, and now we have so much more. I'm sure your father-in-law is greatly comforted by having your daughter with him.

My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.


Times like these require something useful or profound to be said, and I have nothing. I'm so sorry for your family. God bless and take care of yourselves. I'll be praying for you.

Megan M

Dear Metrodad,

I'm so sorry to hear the bad news! My thoughts are with you all.



Christ, I'm sorry about this, I send you love vibes from Wisconsin.


So sorry to hear the bad news, Pierre. My thoughts are with all of you. Hope BL's dad makes a miraculous recovery.


My thoughts are with you, MetroFamily. My grandmother died of panreatic cancer and she was always happy to see her grandchildren.


Although it might be difficult, try to take the Peanut to see BL's dad as frequently as you can. I've been through this with both my parents and having their grandchildren around made their lives so much happier. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Oh, man. I'm so sorry. Please pass on my sympathies to your in-laws as well.

I've been oh-so-close to that spot before. Cancer, heart disease, surgery, chemo- and all of it, luckily, was treatable for my dad (at least so far...). I can't imagine what I would do if any of his diagnoses would have been caught too late.

I'm just so sorry for what your wife must be going through right now (and by extention, sorry that you are left behind to cope with your sadness by yourself). I am glad that she and the peanut will get to spend a bit of time with him before he goes.


I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family during such a difficult time.


The peanut makes having a baby look so easy. If I have another, I'm going to let her carry it for me.
Good luck in the next few months. That's all I can say. I still remember the call telling me my father had his brain tumor. I can still feel that hot, sticky, panicky, falling feeling. It sucks. There really isn't a better word.


I'm so sorry.

pnuts mama

hey pierre- sending fervent thoughts and prayers to you all- my mom beat off stage 5 colon cancer for 5+ years- you hold your bosslady closer than close as you get through this together. love to you all.


So sorry to hear about your FIL. Warm thoughts and prayers your way.

That video was precious. She will be the best medicine.


My heart and prayers go out to you and your family, MD.


I'm so sorry MD and BossLady....


Sorry to hear the bad news, MD. We went through a similar situation last year. Can't tell you how much of a godsend it was to have the kids cheer up grandpa. Made everything so much easier. Thinking of you guys.

Veerle Herremans

I'm so sorry to hear that. I wish a lot of strength for you and your wife. I am sure Peanut will cheer everyone up.


Just think, life for everyone has always been short. This was never the beginning of the end for your FIL, maybe just the beginning of having everyone telling and showing him how much they cared but didn't know how. It's the impermanence of it all that makes it all so precious. Take care and best of luck to you and your family. Perhaps this inoperable cancer will grant a little while yet.

JJ Daddy's Baby Momma

Yuck. Desperately sorry on one hand, overjoyed that the girls are there with him on the other.

the mama bird diaries

What a beautiful, well written post. Wish you and your family well.


MD - our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. I'm sure I speak for all your readers, we're here if you need us.


Thinkin' of you guys. It is amazing too how the driving force of a child's life toward change is the most of all knowledge in this sort of situation. They can accept the oddness and the risk of it in a way that truly helps adults.

Pretty handy dandy little folk, yes.


We'll pray for BossLady's father tonight, MD. So sorry to hear the bad news.


I am so sorry to hear about your FIL. I am so glad he is getting to spend time with Peanut and your wife.

Wandering Chopsticks

Oh gosh. I'm so sorry Metrodad and BossLady. My heart goes out to you. But yes, having the Peanut around will be countless laughs and smiles.


So sorry, MD. And so sorry for BossLady and her father.

It's hard to be apart during times like this.

Thinking of you.

Mama Nabi

A BIG BIG hug to BossLady... I will keep you guys in my thoughts... I am so sorry about the news. And I know that seeing Peanut will bring so much joy to your father-in-law... because seeing her brought a huge smile on MY face and I'm not even grandpa... HUGS and lots of good wishes....


My thoughts and prayers are with BossLady, you and Peanut.


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Be strong for the BL. She's gonna need you more now than any other time in your relationship. She's dealing with the thought of losing her first love. I just lost my mom in March. My wife helps me cope every day.

Much love to you and yours.


Our thoughts are with all of you. Little more than a year ago we made the same decision and we regret nothing. Even though my daughter couldn't see Pa at the hospital, she was such a source of happiness, comfort and laughter for my wife during those difficult days, that it made everything different.
Big hug to all of you,


Pd. Gosh, the power of internet still amazes me!

Jennifer g.

Sorry to hear the bad news, MD and BL. Peace be with you and may the Peanut comfort you during these difficult times.

Calli's Mama

Cancer truly is a bitch ...and there is far too much of it out there. I too had a hard time reading your post. I am so sorry to hear about Boss Lady's father. I'm sorry your family will be going through this. We will be thinking about you guys.


Please know that we are praying for BL's father-in-law. We went through a similar ordeal last year. The only things that got us through it were the children and our faith. Thank God for both of them.


Delurking to let you know that I'm so sorry for what your family is going through. Peace.


My kids are currently laughing hysterically and making me play the Peanut's video over and over again. She's so cute. I can only imagine how much joy she must bring to all of you during these difficult times.


I hope that Peanut will bring joy to her grandpa's life no matter how long it may prove to be. I'm so sorry for your situation and I pray that your family will stay strong together.


wow...so incredibly sorry to hear about your FIL...that's awful awful news. I truly hope your silly little princess gives him lots of happy pain-free moments.


I am so sorry to hear about your FIL, MD. May Peanut and all of you be of great laughter and comfort to him during these difficult times. God bless!


Hi MD. I'm a relatively new reader here and this is the first time I've seen what the Peanut looks like. We see you guys all the time! We live in BPC and my husband and I always see you and Peanut walking your dog near WMP. So bizarre! Now, I feel like I know you guys.

I'm so sorry to hear about your wife's father. Our prayers go out to him and your entire family.

creative-type dad

Pierre, I'm truly sorry to hear that.
I'm sure your daughter will bring plenty of smiles to her grandfather.

Sending thought and prayers to your family.


I'm sorry to hear about BL's father. I know Peanut will keep your FIL in stitches. Wishing your family much strength and comfort during this time...


I'm sorry to hear of your terrible news, MD. Cancer has afflicted so many of our family members, I can't even bear to imagine what you and BL must be going through. I'll pray for BL's father tonight.

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