Saturday, November 10, 2007

Still Chuggin along...

I have just been enjoying time with my family. Today we had a low key day. I spent most of it by my dad's side just hanging out. He watched "Rudy" with me, one of my all-time favorite feel-good movies. I asked him what he thought of all this and he said, "It's completely unbelievable, Kelly." And he left it at that. I know exactly what he means. This is not what I expected of my dad's life. He always taught me to love being active and enjoying life. He took good care of himself. It just doesn't seem right. Today was one of the hardest days for me. Talking to him on the phone, a lot of times he makes you forget he is in a hospital bed all day. Now that I am here to see it, I am not handling it as well. I did not hold back my tears as I want him to know that I love him and care about him. I hope it doesn't make it harder on him, but I don't want to hide any of my emotions.

It is very sweet to watch my mom take care of him. She always kisses him and has a smile on her face. Some times I feel I am interrupting their moments. She treats him with such kindness and he does the same. You can tell he is so appreciative of all she does for him. Their marriage has always been such an example to me, and it continues to be, even more so now. They both come from broken homes, so their committment to each other has always been that much more amazing to me.

Bryce has been so giggly and happy and I am grateful that my dad is able to see that. Emily is a little fireball and my dad calls her "Little Reba." It is very sweet. I am again grateful for this time.

Still sugar case you were wondering...


Mel said...

What a tender post:) I'll be keeping you in my thoughts this week.

... I'm still sugar free here to;)

Dana said...

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I just wanted to let u know that I changed my blog settings. If u still like to read my blog maybe u can send me an e-mail to and I can invite u. I still enjoy reading your blog very much.
Hope u are doing well!
Greetings from Germany, Dana