Monday, August 28, 2006

Looking thru my parents eyes

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these. --Lloyd Shearer


This is my dad when he was young - he looks like such a kid in this picture, it kinda makes me laugh!

I remember being a kid and going to the hospital with my parents when my grandparents were sick. I could see the concern, the worry and the distress on their faces as they were faced with the mortality of their parents. As a kid, even as I had my own kids, I always expected that my parents would always be around. I mean, my grandparents died and I knew my parents would eventually too, but that seemed sooooo far away that it wasn't a concept that truly entered my mind. That is, until the last month. Everytime my dad blacks out, his heart stops temporarily. Now I see why my parents were concerned, worried and distressed when something happened to their parents. I am looking at my life thru my parents eyes. I have become my parents.

6 comments:

Crystal said...

This is such a difficult thing to face, Mona! ((( Hugs ))) and prayers coming your way, my friend!

Carmen said...

I know where you are coming from! HUGS

Anam said...

**hugs** tell him you lovehim.

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time with your Dad. {{{HUGS}}} and take care.

Just Rhonda said...

Oh that is hard. Life has come full circle. Big hugs girl. You rock.

patti said...

that is a great photo of him!! *hugs* and prayers to you and your parents!! I hope they are able to find out what is causing these blackouts!!