How I View…Change
Here we are, another month closer to the end of the year. So much happens in the fall…change of seasons, kids go back to school, soccer season starts, etc. This month I thought I would talk about the hardest change in my life…the change in a loved ones‘ health.
Unfortunately, my father-in-law has had some major health issues this past month. He has had 2 major abdominal surgeries and is now in a rehabilitation center for the last week or so. It’s been so hard seeing him go through so much. We weren’t even sure if he would survive. It will be a long road for him, but we are hopeful he will make it through. It really makes you think about how quickly things can change. Our parents are the rocks in our life. The lessons they taught us over the many years have created a foundation for us. We raise our kids and remember how we were reprimanded. We remember the lessons they taught us. We remember the things we got away with. How we come full circle…They took care of us, and now we can take care of them…
Had it not been for the values instilled in each of his boys, they may have lacked the strength needed to get through this difficult time. I can see how well he raised his sons. Because of the love and heart he put into raising his boys, they too can apply the lessons learned.
Change in my routine…I miss my Tuesdays when I would take him to lunch to our favorite Mexican restaurant…The simple things…
For my husband, who I love dearly…I know seeing your father in this state has been eye opening and heart breaking. It’s doesn’t matter how old he is. He is still your daddy.
I am fortunate to have both of my parents alive and healthy. I am grateful for each and every day with them! Go on! Call your parents and enjoy their stories and their company. In a blink of an eye life can change. Enjoy each day like it’s their last!