Tuesday, September 29, 2009
My dad is hanging in here - fighting for strength and life.
He is waiting for drs to decide on his cancer treatment.
There isnt much he can do these days, but he enjoys visits from his kids and grandkids, he likes watching movies and reading his bible. His all time favorite thing is to talk on his phone. I wish I had the time to sit on the phone with him more then I do. This time to me is precious time - it will pass way too quickly and I will miss my dad more then I can imagine right now. I do make it a priority to talk to him once a day for atleast 15 minutes to 30 minutes. I want to hear how he feels and what he read that day in the bible.
Most of my siblings have decided that they cannot commit any time to help my parents out with dad's care. They are missing out on the greatest gift. My dad tells me stories about his life that I would otherwise not know, the joy on his face when I am there says it all, and when I went on vacation and called him on my way home - I heard the missing in his voice and the longing of my return.
The greatest gift I can give my dad is to honor him as the precious gift he is - all the way to the end. I know that one day soon - I will have to say "see ya in the morning dad, I love you" and let him go. I know where he is going and I know he will be waiting for me on the other side.