Where I muse about just about everything...
From the weather in Texas, to my kids, pets, travel and friendships. Basically, about life. And oh yeah, about my Coquette Bath & Home™ products, too.
Today is bittersweet for me. This is the second Father's Day since my father passed on. As time has passed, and I can no longer call him up, I find myself reminiscing about days long past.
My dad died of Alzheimer's and if you know anyone who had that disease, you also know that that last year of his life (because his onset was fast and furious) he really wasn't 'there'. To see my dad, who used to buy a single 6 pack of beer in the summer, and drink one after mowing the yard, as his reward. My dad who always dressed, even when wearing jeans, crisply. As if he were still in the US Air Force. He sat firmly and even when relaxing, there was an air of readiness about him.
But to see him, curled into nearly fetal position in a wheelchair, drooling, unaware (perhaps) that I was even there, was a vision so hard that I would be melancholy and frustrated for days after. It wasn't fair, that disease. It robbed him of his dignity and of his manner. In many ways, my Dad died before his body agreed to follow.
I would post a photo of him, but...no. To you, it would just another photo of an older man. Not Dad, at all. Your Dad, of course, is not the same.
So today is Father's Day. For those who have a Dad still about, take a moment to be with him, if possible. Call him, if not. If your dad, like mine, is no longer around, spend some time thinking of him. Talking to him.
I know I will.
Creative. Witty. And usually somewhat wise. Mom of 2. Heritage: French & German. Born in the UK and raised in the USA.