Monday, March 30, 2009

Update From Papa Bear:


"Well helloooooooooooo laa la laa la laa,

My surgery is scheduled for Friday, April 3rd. Friday is just around the corner, or should I say just a skip down the road. I might as well skip while I can. I’m not in denial; I just don’t see the point of dwelling on it.

So my musical (Chaps) is on schedule. The cast is a lot of fun and Deborah Jones is great. It opens on May 7th. We rehearse every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. It will all take place at the Burley Theater again. I love that old theater!

We just came home from District Speech and the students did great. A couple of 1sts and several qualified for State. State is on April 17th so I need to be ready to travel by April 12th. It is great being back to work. I will miss it again. The time I get to be with Sayda and my kids is what makes this all bearable.

Our dear friend Eileen (Sayda says I should say Dr. Eileen Frelier) has helped us a lot through these tough times. I wish she could be here to be my internist. I am so grateful for everyone’s support and everyone’s prayers."

33 comments:

Richie said...

Love you dad. See you soon!

Kim said...

Good luck. We will be praying for you and thinking about you. Love, Worthy Jr., Kim and kids

Kevin Doyle said...

You're the best, Richard. I know you will do well.

StevenF said...

Good luck with your surgery. I know this is a difficult time. I hope all goes well. Keep focusing on the positive. Miss ya.

Steven Fehr

6christiansens said...

MR. CAll
You have been in our prayers for quite some time now. We will continue to pray for you especially this Friday.

Love Julie (the maid)class of 99

Kellan said...

Hey big guy. I rolled my voodoo bones and they say everything's going to be just fine. Let us know if there's anything we can do for you.

Wendell said...

Glad you think we are a fun cast. Hope to surprise you after surgery with great leaps and strides on the play. We will hold "down the fort" while you are gone "Pardner"
More than you know are praying for you. I have a good feeling about this.

The Loving Home of The Walkers said...

Hey Papa Bear,

I wish you the best during this time and that you have the most record breaking recovery. I feel so priveleged to not only have had you as an all inspiring teacher but a true family friend. Keep showing those doc's what a Call is made of.

♥A

Sayda said...

Old man,
Oh my sweetheart. You have taught me so much throughout this journey. You have been SO positive through everything. You say I'm your pillar of strength, but guess what? You are OUR pillar of strength. Stay strong and stay positive. It will all be over soon and you can go back to your normal routine. You are in my prayers constantly.

I love you a whole bunch and all the rest, Kido

Janiece said...

Mr. Call,
I can hardly believe that this time is already here. Remember when it was...going to be to long of a time to think about...
You are an amazing example to so many.
I was excited to read about your upcoming play.
It will be awesome, just like everything else you do!
You are in our prayers. I know of a couple of missionaries that are praying for you too.
I believe in miracles and hope that in the next couple of weeks we see many of them.
Much love!

Yvonne said...

We love you Dick! And we're still praying for you!

The Dayley News said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you and are grateful for this wonderful friendship that has been able to blossom with all the church callings we have together and the wonderful children you have been blessed with too. You keep your chin up and so will we, and we will see you in a week or so. Sayda I love you, and you stay strong and wonderful like always. See you soon. Love the Dayley's, Karen, Rick, Kameron and Kelby.

Adrianne Moore said...

Hi Richard

Good luck. Will be thinking of you

Adrianne Moore

Richie said...

From Brian Johnston:

"Give him mine and Cassia's love and hope all goes well for him on friday.

Brian and Cass"

Blythe said...

I've been watching your progress since everything started, and I want you to know that I am sending prayers your way, but you are so blessed with wonderful friends and such a loving family that I have no doubt you will have a quick recovery. Best wishes and good luck.

brentinnes said...

Dick,
good Luck with the surgery. Hope all goes well for you and the doctors.

Brent Innes

Richie said...

"Well, Mr. Call I don't personally know you but I did go to school with your son Richie. We have tried to keep in touch via email and you will be in my prayers. I know you will be fine, keep your head up Sir.

Sincerely,
Selay"

Colin Johnson said...

We'll be keeping you in our thoughts this week. I am just getting into the "blogging thing," but have followed--and appreciated--the updates from Richie. I know that working on "Chaps" must help to keep your spirits high.

A 'n D said...

best wishes this week! we're sending extra prayers your way! (angie parks francom)

Kris Bushman said...

GOOD LUCK!!! It was so great to see you the other day! you will do well I know it.
Love ya,
Kris

Sasha said...

Thinking about you this week and wishing you lots of luck and a speedy recovery!

McKenze Lee said...

Congrats to all the kids with competition! I will be sending you lots of healing thoughts, get better soon!

Ben said...

Once again, Mr. Call, I have only my best wishes and prayers to give you. You've certainly been in them ever since Richie told us your story. I only know that God is very, very good, and that if you're anything like Richie, you possess a strength and depth of character that the rest of us walk around envying. You've got all the love possible coming from the East Coast. I look forward to meeting you in the flesh at Richie's graduation!-Ben Jeffrey

John and Kassie said...

Mr. Call you are in our thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful support of family and friends you have. You have made an impact in so many of our lives and we wish you a speedy recovery!
--Kassie Beck Moen

Andy Johnson said...

I'm thinking about you a lot mister. I admire very much you're positive attitude, and your overall influence on myself and others. Congratulations with Chaps!, and good luck on Friday. Can't wait to see you around.

Richie said...

"Sayda,

I haven't figured out how to post a comment for Dick, on his blog, to let him know that I am praying for him and that he is on my mind everyday. I know that he has many people praying for him. He is a very strong man and I am sure that he will do great.

Tell him that I send my love to him and that I will be thinking of him and praying for him on the day of his surgery.

All my love to Dick, you and your family. I know how difficult this time is for you and your family.

Estela"

Anonymous said...

You've come this far! There's no doubt in our minds that ALL is going to go well. Keep that head up & we'll keep on praying! We love you! -mitch

Emily Silva said...

Good Luck Call...We will all miss you and I'll send my prayers your way! -Emily

Richie said...

"Dear Richie,
Please tell your dad that he is on the prayer list at St. John's Episcopal Church in Logan. Those who attend morning prayer have been praying for him every day since we learned about his illness. We will especially remember him and his doctors in prayer on Friday. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for him. We will pray for his courage, fortitude and faith to get through this trying time. God bless you all.
Love,
Jan Hines"

Worthy Glover Sr. or Gail Glover said...

Of course, we are putting your name on every temple prayer roll we can, and we will be with you in spirit all day Friday. Also, in your honor, Worthy took a Polar Bear Plunge last week -- twice! That should help, shouldn't it?

Vicki Fowler said...

Hi Richard...caught up with progress report today: the good news/bad news was a shock. I am inspired by your journey and your wonderful family and friends who are so invested in you!! I'm praying for you. I know the surgery will go well and even tho' recovery may be rough, your positive outlook and the incredible support will see you thru.

Love you....Vicki F.

My Army Brats and Me said...

Keep pushing on! Sometimes we get things giving to us that we may not want but you are strong. You have a wonderful support system. You can do! I will be praying for you on Friday. Friday is a good day:)

Cindy
fighting like a girl

Miller's said...

Mr Call-

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck on Friday!! I know it will go well. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your family.

Marcie Bowers Miller