Saturday, July 19, 2008

Full Disclosure with my Boys

Now I didn’t keep my boys completely in the dark here. They did know that there was some issue with my leg and that I would eventually need an operation to remove the “bump”.

But then my 9 1/2 year-old boy (Bryce) saw my chest/abdomen/pelvic CT scan and asked, “but Daddy, if the problem is with your leg, why are they looking up there?” A great question, one I could no longer dodge. So I sat him down and let him know that I have a sarcoma or cancer and that it was going to get really tough for all of us in the coming months. He cried and gave me a strong hug. I then talked to my younger boy Kyle (7), who was very concerned that something might happen to “funny daddy”. (Yes, there are some who appreciate my attempts at “humor”.)

All things considered, the boys have been handling it very well.


Matthew Jagoe said...

Hi Uncle David,
I wish you didn't have to go through this. I wish you felt a lot more better. I will see you soon,
Love Matthew

Jonathan Jagoe said...

Hello Uncle David,
I would just like to say you and your family are in my familys prayers and my prayers just keep in mind God has a plan for everything this will sort itself out no matter what

Love with all my heart Jonathan Jagoe

Dave Novak said...

Thanks Jonathan and Matthew -- I know that's from the heart. :)

mary jo novak said...

Thank you for the blog. It answers so many questions. Many, many people are praying for you in our Sunday School class and elsewhere. Your positive attitude means so much to everything. Love you -Mom

Dave Novak said...

My mom is online now -- that's great. Glad you got that working and good to hear from you!

Ed Holbrook said...

Just wanted to let you know that a whole bunch of prayer warriors here in Eden, NC are lifting you, Holly and the boys up to the Lord. May you rejoice in knowing that God is sovereign, that He loves and cares for you more than we ever could, and that He will carry you and the family through this time. Love Ed