Teresa S This will probably sound awful. I am grateful my dad is ill. My father had left his children about three years to follow a woman who has taken him for all his money. He was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He has now accepted his condition and has started treatment back with his daughters. So I am grateful my dad has decided to come back and be with his family to spend some real quality time. If it was not for his diagnosis he would not have left her.