Dear Daddy: Allowing us to forefront and manage your LIFE during an illness takes a lot of trust and courage. The journey was a painful one, for us both. But the love and gratitude you shared with us is something we will never forget. A paying job could never be as rewarding as being able to show the person who cared for you for 36/39 years how much you are indebted to them. The beast may have taken your voice from you, it it will live on through us. We plan to speak loudly and often to help bring awareness to our communities and nation how badly more funding and research is needed so no other daughter has to bury their beloved father in their 30’s.
2 for 2 Haiku. (2 weeks of Haikus for you and I!)
In celebration of Valentine’s Day -
let’s talk about love! If being in love was up to one person, I think most - if not all people, would be in love! Thank goodness it isn’t up to a little cherub angel’s aim with a bow and arrow either. But if it were, I think there would be a long line of people that would want to have words with that little guy! It’s so frustrating and sad when we have so much emotion for someone, or have invested so much into having a relationship, for someone to just walk away! Being left in those emotions can sure feel like being shot in the heart with an arrow. Yikes! When love isn’t reciprocated, I hope we find the courage to rise up and move forward with a calm mind and open heart - knowing that things work out in their own time. Trying to figure out why someone doesn’t feel the same way, or why they suddenly stopped loving us, isn’t a burden we should carry. “What if” and “why” are the fast moving merry-go-round of unanswered questions that get us nowhere in life.... they just make us disoriented if we stay on them too long! For each person who has walked away, how much more does that deepen the meaning and value in our hearts for that one relationship that is forever?!?!? With a heart full of arrows, I hope it only makes our hearts gush with love for the right person. In the mean time, I think most of us might say, “get some target practice there Cupid!” Do you feel or have you ever felt this way? ~Spence
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