Dad

DAD……

Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.

 

 

In response of One-Liner Wednesday hosted by Linda G. Hill.

 

 

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Cringe

I’ve try to figure things up with my family meaning with my siblings. I’m the oldest of six and three of them lives a few blocks from my home.

I’ve been taking care of my dad since 2012. My husband and my kids support my decision with one simple condition I will get help from my three siblings.

When I brought my dad into my home, they were willing to help at least with his showers. They would take turns also they didn’t want to come on the weekends and I agree.

Then one by one they begin to complain. They complain about back pains, pinch nerves in their necks, or pain in their bodies. And one day they stop coming. For the past three years I’ve been taking care of my dad with the help from my husband.

My siblings come to visit on special occasions like his birthday or holidays no longer than 30 minutes. On Father’s Day two of them came with a gift and took a few pictures. They posted the picture in social media with a comment “happy day with dad”. Someone made a comment under the picture “how lucky they are and they have won a piece of heaven for taking care of him”.

I cringe every time I read the comment or see the picture. My dad doesn’t know what’s happening and I try not to show my emotions. I feel sad and depressed when something like this continue to happen.

As now, my responsibility is to take care of him and grateful for having my husband helping me. The hospital close from my home has a program call “Home Health Care” and they will be coming for a couple of months. We are lucky it will be covered by his Medicare. However, I don’t know how long it’s going to last.

I love my family and I always do; however, I feel so disconnected. I don’t want this incident to shadow the happiness of having my dad in my home. They are missing the opportunity to spend time with our dad.

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Happy Father’s Day!

Today we are celebrating Father’s Day. To my dad who I love, I want to thank you for caring for all of us. You have been a role model to all of us.

Happy Father’s Day, to my husband who has been a great dad to our children and to be there to our grandkids when they need him.

To our oldest son who has been following his dad footstep and to my daughter as a single mom who has been doing both jobs a mom and a dad I want to say I’m very proud of both.

To all great dad out there Happy Father’s Day and enjoy your Sunday with full of love, fun, and laughter. I’m getting ready to celebrate it with a BBQ.

 

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My baby sister

I love this prompt since today is my baby sister birthday and her name is Jenny. I remember the day she was born on July 12, 1972 at 7:30 am. I’m the oldest of six children and I was twelve.  I don’t remember the weight or all those things that people asked when a baby is born.  The only thing I did care was if the baby was a boy or a girl.  When I saw her then first time she was the cutest baby in the nursery.

I remember the type of diapers my mother use to put on her they were white cloth diapers tight with pins. My mom will leave them at night in a bucket of bleach and the next day she will wash and hang them outside. I was my mom’s little helper, she was my little baby doll.

When my mom passed away, she was only 14. At that age, she needed my mom the most.  My dad did a wonderful job raising the last three youngest especially Jenny. She got married and has three wonderful children.  She’s my precious baby sister.  For the last three years she decided to move close to me.  I’m happy that she did and to have not just Jenny but my dad and my two brothers. I love my baby sister and to her I wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

 

Daily Post: If you could pick one person to be commemorated on a day dedicated to him/her alone, who would you choose?

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My baby sister 8 months old!

My baby sister 8 months old!