I Am Back!

Posted on July 4th, 2013

I have been away for a few weeks to care for family.  Our dad has been in intensive critical care for two weeks and is still there.  It is sobering to be faced with the possible loss of a loved one.  He is not out of the woods yet....we are taking it day by day and praying for his recovery.

Our mom is not well either, and we are taking turns going to be with her and help out.  It is funny how clear the memories and stories of our childhood become as we sit looking into the face of a loved one fighting for their life.  Tears of sadness and of joy seem to mix during this time of remembrance.

We do not let him see our tears and we smile and offer support and uplifting thoughts for his recovery.  We talk about the future and make plans for family gatherings to give him something to look forward to.  He is scared, but he is strong and it inspires us.

Love is such a double-edged sword.....sweet and wonderful and yet bittersweet and painful in the face of loss.

These are times when we continue to examine who we are and what we can do during tough times.  It reveals our inner core of strength and character.


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