changing times, feeling deep love and being grateful

It is an interesting stage of life when you feel so much deep and caring love for your parent as the parent might have felt towards yourself when you were little… Without having children, I do imagine that it feels similar.

My dad now is very close to turn 80 and always was the strong father to look up to. Even though he aged in the last years, never was his becoming old so visible and so present as it was when I visited him yesterday in the hospital.

Surviving a light stroke whereby  he was immensely lucky to not have become severely damaged, he still aged by years. Seeing him laying in the hospital bed, with his face and body showing the insecurity and the vulnerability of the sudden change in his live which was forced on to him by the stroke itself, made me feel as his parent who would have to protect him against all the danger of life.

It surprises me that I am so calm, being able to feel grateful to just have the time to be present, be there for him and with him, just feeling the unconditional love towards my dad, realizing that all my live I am loved in the same way of a parents unconditional love for their child.

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2 responses to “changing times, feeling deep love and being grateful

  1. Dearest sister,
    My love and prayers are with you, your family, and your beloved father.Life is so precious- we must never take even one moment for granted. There is meaning in every event. I just read on Chelsea’s blog this comment (paraphrased) : “Our task is not to avoid life’s storms, but to learn to dance in the rain”.

  2. the flying elefant

    Dear Victoria, thank you very much for your thoughts and your kind words. Yes, we have to dance within the storms around us, we can’t fight natures laws. Thank you for your support – b the way, he is doing much better… I will keep you updated…

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