Julie's Journey

Thursday, October 2, 2008

a non band message

My old friend from Michigan, Renee called me yesterday to tell me her dad had passed away. Even though we had kinda lost touch the last 10 years or so, I still feel bad for her, and wish I could be there for her. Kayleigh and I are not going back to Mi for 3 weeks, though.

This really got me thinking about my own dad. I think how glad I am he was able to see me get married (even though I can't look at my wedding pictures...they make me cry. He was already on oxygen, in a wheelchair and had that deer in the headlights look in the pictures) I think how sad I am that he never got to meet Kayleigh, or even know about her. He has a wonderful, amazing little grandaughter.

I didn't always treat him as well as I could or should have. I remember after his heart attack him telling me he wanted so badly for me to lose weight, because he didn't want me to go through what he was going through. I'm doing it now dad....

For everyone out there who is lucky enough to still have their parents, I want to say please treat them with kindness and patience (especially when they are exasperating, or just plain piss you off) you never know when they'll be gone.

Now that I am crying all over the computer, will say bye for now.

Til next time ....


Blogger Melissa said...

Thanks for those touching thoughts. I think about my mother often and how she would be so supportive of this whole Lapband thing.

October 3, 2008 at 3:21 PM  

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