Sunday, August 7, 2011

Circle of Life

Wow, I can't believe it's August already, and summer is coming to a close. It's one of my favorite seasons! I haven't posted much lately. My Dad has been ill, so I've been helping my Mom care for him, run errands &  do things around the house.

I must say that it's strange to see my parents getting older. Have you been through it? It's the circle of life, as they say, but I don't think I'm quite used to it... I still think of my parents as SUPER HEROES, able to tackle any challenge within minutes...Yet, they are slowing down.

Dad is s-l-o-w-l-y improving, so that's good news. I have to admit that he really is the best patient (most of the time...LOL). He laughs a lot, and that makes everyone else laugh. It's really a gift. He puts us all at ease. And the nurses love him!

Here we are raw - no hair or makeup fuss:

My Mom took the picture with my camera phone. I think Dad looks great! However, I'm still afraid that he will get sick again...I just have to remind myself to enjoy every moment, to thank God for it - - -and not think about the future.

I may not be able to post on a regular basis until mid-September/October. In the meantime I'll pop in when I get a spare moment (like tonight). I usually get bursts of inspiration late at you? I've been taking advantage of that by writing down post ideas in a notebook. I'll have plenty to talk about & share. I'm looking forward to it.

Thank you for stopping by...
Peace & God Bless! 


Isabelle said...

Tiffany, first of, thank you for stopping by my site. Made me come back to visit your site (that I love sooo much). This post you just wrote is very touching. I can so relate to you and what you go trough. I am so touch by your words as they reach a sensitive cord. I know what you mean, not long ago, I realized that my parents were getting old. Well we all are, but it seems a lot more difficult to accept when it's people we love most. It's life, of course, but sometimes... boy how much I would give to stop the clock for a while.

I hope your dad keeps improving (sending good energy right at you and him!!) :) BTW I love that pict of you and him. Love how you two appears, smiling and all. No make up fuss is good. Imperfection IS perfection.:)

Isabelle said...

... I was looking for the right word earlier... now I have it. Fragile... they become fragile, and that's something very difficult to understand or accept.... since they were always the strong ones. But now I guess it's our turn to be strong. And one day it will be our kids. :) As you said, it's the circle of life.

Tiffany said...

Isabelle, thank you so much for your kind, supportive words. Sometimes, I struggle with how much to share...but your words made me glad that I did decide to share.

I know others have to be going through the same thing - like US! If we can share our thoughts and experiences, it brings us closer to others. It makes the world a bit smaller...and I think that is why we both have blogs in the first place :)

Much love, my friend. XO! (I'll send this to you via e-mail as well. I want to make sure you get it)

Christina said...

i hope your dad feels better. he looks so happy in that photo, with you beside him.
Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers.

Tiffany said...

Yes, that's it: FRAGILE!
I agree with everything you said.

Thank you so much!

Tiffany said...

Still reflecting... LOL.
Yes, "fragile" pretty much describes the whole situation. Thanks so much for your words, Isabelle.

abby j said...

Dear Tiffany,

First, thanks for stopping by my blog...sorry to read the news on YOUR blog, but sounds as though your Dad is on the mend. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way for his complete recovery. It IS hard to watch our parnts and those dear to us age...I don't care how natural that circle of life STILL sucks!! Been there, done that...still doing it with friends.

Wishing you strength and love, Tiff...


Tiffany said...

Thanks, Abby J. I so appreciate it! I'll be stopping by again soon.

Eila A said...

Tiffany, thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm so sorry to hear that your dad is ill and that you are having such hard times. I was in that same situation three years ago, and I think that every moment one spends with her/his old parents during their illness and old days are so precious. You will have lots of time to create when things get better. I wish you and your family strength during the hard times. I'm looking forward to seeing your new creations later in the autumn!

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much, Eila! xo

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