Tuesday, December 13, 2011

365 days...

One year ago today, I lost my father.

My mom put it well when she commented on Facebook about the things she had learned through this. Besides the crazy emotions, she mentioned the importance of time and compassion for others.

Please take time to tell those you love how much they mean to you. Have compassion for others, as you don't know what they are going through. If anyone would have crossed paths with me today, they may have mistaken my crabby attitude for someone who is just plain rude. Instead, I was having a hard time keeping my emotions in check. But to the cashier who smiled and told me to be blessed, I thank you. Your kind words reminded me to count my blessings. While I can't hug my dad physically, or hear his laugh, I can remember the hugs we shared and the jokes he told.

I am still grieving and will be for some time, but I'm thankful to be surrounded by those who care for me. I'm thankful for a roof over my head and food on the table. I have heat that works and will have a wonderful Christmas. I'm luckier than a lot of people this Christmas because of that.

And because I have a guardian angel looking down on me.

Sent from my iPad

2 comments:

findingchutzpah said...

Thinking of you and your family today. One of my favorite Christmas quotes is something like this.

"This year, sit in a room lit only by your Christmas tree and remember your blessings outweigh the lights."

You Dad will be smiling and shining down this Christmas and every Christmas after.

Take care. HUGS & Merry Christmas!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Praying for you. It is so incredibly hard to lose a parent, and even worse at the holidays. Thinking of your family.