Saturday, March 14, 2009

In Memorium: David Kay Engen 1944- 2009

In December of 2008, Erik's dad was diagnosed with stage 4 Melanoma that had metastisized ( forgive the spelling, you all know what I mean...) to his brain, lungs and liver. He has had a slew of health problems over the last 15 years but still maintained a pretty active life. At the end of December he was given chemo and radiation to see if they could at least stop the progression of the cancer taking the risk that these procedures could cause irrepairable damage to his other vital organs. In the middle of February, he found himself in the hospital with dehydration and within the next two weeks, never quite recovered from that. He passed away in his sleep on February 26, 2009. Though Erik's dad had made some choices over the last couple of years that placed a huge strain on their relationship, it is still hard to lose a parent. Especially at times like these, we are greatful for the power of repentance and the knowledge that our faith gives us that we know we can someday be with our loved ones again.

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