Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankful - Day 9

typically I do a Wordless Wednesday, but keeping with the thankful posts, here goes:

I am thankful that I have had the past few months with my Dad. Those of you who know me and my situation might laugh and not understand, but my husband has been telling me for years that I am just like my Dad. And maybe I am. We have completely polar opposite views on things, but we both will argue until our death defending our view. Therefore, we but heads a LOT!!!!!!!!!! probably the understatement of the year. Due to this, we have probably drifted away from our relationship more in the past 10 years than we ever had. I was a Daddy's girl growing up. He is crazy, but he is still my Daddy. The past few months, while the hardest I could ever imagine, I feel like I have my Daddy back.

He is still crazy and I am his target to yell at when he is stressed out, but I can handle it. I am the one who will yell right back in his face, but then laugh about it on my drive home/away. My heart truly breaks that he is going through the sorrow of losing his wife. They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on October 3. Can you imagine being married to someone for 45 years and then all of a sudden the love of your life is gone? I can't. Of course, my mom really is already gone. She is still alive right now, but doensn't always recognize us and it is the hardest thing ever, but I can't iamgine my husband not recognizing me. I can't imagine how hard that is.

I am thankful that I have a father who is still in my life because I know there are plenty out there that never knew their father or who's father chose not to be in their lives. Love you Daddy!!!!

1 comment:

  1. joy, such a real and honest, touching post. the fact that you can yell and fight and then laugh at if afterwards...that's a wonderful thing.
    it shows that you deep down both understand one another.
    i'm glad you're getting to enjoy the time with your father.
    45 years is such a long time. i can't imagine. he is lucky to have you by his side.
    many thoughts and prayers, always <3
    maria <3