Friday, October 22, 2010

You never know when...

your dad, a family member, friend or neighbor will become ill or die.  Are you ready to live without them?  If not, then make the most of your relationship and take the time to call them more often, see them more often and just make it happen more often.  I'm facing that right now with my dad initially admitted to the hospital with double pneumonia a week ago.  Today he is on a ventilator with problems with his heart and his kidneys. 

I don't have any regrets just a lot of sadness that my dad is so sick and may not be here next week.  I don't know but it doesn't look good.  He hasn't been feeling good this year at times and he never really let us know.  We live in different states and I always stop in to see him when we visit the rest of the family(he and my mom have been divorced over 20 years).  I made it a point to call him once a week or at least every other.  We always had a good talk and said we loved each other. 

So if you are upset or disappointed with a family member, ask yourself if you'd feel bad if they were gone tomorrow.  If so,.....make it right today. Love one another!! 

Thanks for praying....I'm on my way to see my dad.  I'm praying he will get better and be with us for a while longer. 


Cindy said...

And I am praying too!!!!

Laura said...

What wise advice.
I will pray for you both-

White Spray Paint

Anonymous said...

Just put a prayer up to the lord for you, your family and your dad!
I know all to well what loss feels like, thank you Connie for reminding all of us what takes little effort to just pick up the phone. It's harder on the ego than the heart...but feels so much better when you put forth the committment. God bless you and yours!

Viola of;

Nina Diane said...

good post just never know. I'm praying for his recovery and I'm glad you're going to see your Dad. ~hugs~

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Prayers to your Dad and You. I know how you feel, I lost my Mom 2 years ago and tho I had no regrets, it is just so final. There are so many days I wish I could go and talk to her again and get a warm hug. It is so important to tell those we love. I pray that God will give you peace as you are facing this difficult time in life.

Kat said...

Your words are so true!

Praying for you and your family sweet friend.


nancygrayce said...

Bless your heart! I know that pain. That is just what I've been trying to get across to my own family about my mama! They aren't mad at her, they just don't make time for her!

God bless your dad and I pray he is better and back with you soon!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I'm praying sweet friend!
Great words of wisdom today.


Karen said...

Oh Connie - didn't see this post.
But I already know he is awake and doing so much better now.
But had to comment here - cause YUP my sister and I are on the right track again. Have been for about 1 year now - it's so much better when everyone just COMMUNICATES! :)


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