When your daddy cries

Monday, January 03, 2011

After visiting my dad this last week, I reached that point in life of where you realize that no matter what the past was, there are some things that can reach to the depths of your heart like no other. For me it was seeing my dad cry several times. This is a man who I can't really remember see cry. When we took him to see his wife in the dementia center and saw them look each other in the eye and just start crying, it broke me. No matter how strong you are, there are times when tears need to come and love at its best needs expressed. She thought he was coming to get her out. He couldnt tell her it wasnt. They have been each others support for so many years. Now that time is ending as we make tough decisons in their care and what is best for each of them in their last years. Time can sting, but it also can be so beautiful. This one moment in time was as painful as it was beautiful. I wonder how much we all forget to just love each other on a daily basis because of all the small stuff we make excuses for. Our weight is one of those. We always have an excuse to just eat. What is our excuse to just love unconditionally? To just embrace a moment for its good? To see the positive in light of a bad situation? If we could just work on our mind sets with that simple love for each other and for ourself, would we have all these excuses or could we just enjoy our beauty, honor our bodies, and honor the time we are given. All these thoughts are ringing in my heart, just because I saw my daddy cry once to many.
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  • CIELO777
    The mutual love bond that your father and his wife have is enduring. I wondered about their age and that difficult disease which has attacked her. You are honoring your body by being on Sparks People because you have chosen to eat healthy and "embrace a moment for its good."
    2260 days ago
  • JUNEBUG150
    Wow, as long as we have been communicating on the CL team, I didn't know that about your DM. Or at least I don't remember reading anything about it. Thank you for sharing, will keep them in prayer. Hugs, Melody
    2530 days ago
  • JENNY712
    HUGS! Thank you for sharing! I am so sorry for your pain and that of your family! Tears are not all bad. They help! May the Lord wrap you all in His love and tender mercy as you face each new day. Love and prayers Jenny emoticon emoticon
    2559 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/18/2011 8:16:02 AM
  • JUSTJO66
    What a beautiful blog. It almost brings tears to my eyes.
    Thank you
    2693 days ago
  • IAM_HIS2

    what a beautiful, honest blog that says so much! Thank you and God bless you as you have to make very hard choices for your parent's care.
    2694 days ago
    Lots of love sweetie....not many words here but you know where I am if you need me. Prayers are lifted for these needs and the people that are making the decisions....may they make them in DDs best interest. ::hugs::
    2694 days ago
    Hugs to you Sweet Born! What a testimony of their love for one another. So sorry time is hard for them right now! Praise the Lord they have loving children to help them face this time. Hugs to you! May the Lord give you strength to do what you need to do to help your Dad now. Know we are here for you! You do matter at this point too and you have to take care of you as well as Dad. Again, hugs!!
    2694 days ago
    Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. Yes it becomes difficult to see the roles in our lives reverse and we become the parent or caretaker and make these decisions.
    2694 days ago
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