Hello everyone, and please forgive my non Nikon photograph's, however, I really felt the need to update everyone on my current familial situation, concerning my daughter!
As some may recall, she had to be hospitalize a bit ago, due to a malignant cancerous tumor, that gave us all a real test of family strength, unity, and overall faith in humanity, and God!
During our stressful times at the children's hospital, and out, only to return, for chemotherapy treatments, I found solace, in this forum, with many kind words, of positivity, and human compassion, amongst other, much needed, and appreciated feelings, and thought's!
I really feel that this gave me the ability, to be there for my daughter, and my family, as they struggled, and, I am forever grateful, and with this in mind, and, with the inability to formulate a better structured writing, I want to say many more very deserved words, to express my gratitude, so, here I go!
My daughter spent the day before her 17th birthday in the hospital, and, as miserable as it felt, we were able to celebrate the best we could, and have the most genuine fun, we could affront, not knowing our future outcome yet, in order to reassure our child, that she was going to live, and that God had bigger plans for her, and her future, and here are some of them, so far!
She has become an adult, 18, and near completion, of high school! She is still working on her drivers license, as she had time away from learning due to hospital stay, and chemo. She is currently looking to enter the work force as well, and decide her college choices, with guitar as one of her major's, and, or music, I can't recall all of that part, since, I'm a bit muddle brained at nearly all times! I do know she is very good at numbers, and saving her money, since her first allowance, with a basic understanding of the stocks, I purchased for her since age 10 or so, I as a proud papa, tried to slightly bombard her with business administration as a minor, propaganda, lol!
So many things have happened, and will happen in what seems like an oxymoron(ic) long, brief period of time! For example, she will be attending prom real soon, and she is extremely excited, and nervous, which, does not fit the character of my daughter, although, she is a bit like her mother, and father, introverted, although, not as much, as I have always been, most, if not, my entire life, even during marriage, but, that is a tale far to unusual, and not the basis, of this story, so, on I continue!
As time progress, and doctor visits lessen, we will always continue being a closely tight family, even, as we grow older, and our children venture off this vast world of awesomeness, to gather their strengths, build their lives, and grow every day, into one of the many fantastic humans, as the one's on this fine forum, throughout this fantastic world! Thank you very much, everyone, for your time, words of wisdom, and encouragement, and ability to withstand, this diminutive in many areas, man, in such a vast land, of wonders, souls, and life! May you, and your families have a wonderful life, ever, and always, Sincerely, Americo J.Rodriguez, proud father of two, proud husband, of a wonderful, kind, and possibly insane, wife, that loves me, and an aspiring photographer, and human!
P.S., Please enjoy these photo's, despite not being shot, on the sub-forum rule, format! My cellphone, and my Mamiya RB67 Pro., are my only cameras to use at this moment, and, until, I perfect the art of film, I am glad to use my cellphone, as much as possible, in order to never miss an opportunity, and to, continue to hone my skills! By the way, at her request, I could not take any of her smiling, because that isn't"cool" still, these day's! I may have "accidentally" shot some, but, I haven't uploaded any, save, for one semi blurred one, that I will share, regardless!
P.S.S, She is also wearing her medal earned for competing in, and, her final tour, of percussion! I don't have very much knowledge at these terms, but, I have my fatherly support, 1000%! Ad infinitum in life, learning, and the pursuit of the future written story, of life!
papa the doof!