Friday, October 18, 2013

Love My Dad

My dad is staying with us this weekend.  I love having him here.

About a month ago, we decided to alter Dad's schedule a little bit.  Dad has been forgetting the names of his grandkids.  So to give him a little bit more time with our kids, he comes to our house.  Every other week he spends the weekend with one of his other children.  I say "other" children, to differentiate me and three of my brothers from my fourth brother who lives in Dad's basement and helps care for him.  Very grateful for them.  I also know how caregiver burnout feels, so it's good for him and his little family to get a break as well.  Win for them, win for Dad, win for us.

I've always thought that it would be best to make good friends with my family members.  We believe that families will be forever, so I might as well like these people!  As it turns out, my best friends are my brothers and sisters-in-law.  How lucky I am.

Just for today, make an effort to connect with your extended family.  You will never know what joys are just waiting there for you.  Reaching out with real love can fill your heart.


  1. I'm also grateful to have weekends with Dad. I love that picture of Mom and Dad.

    Love you! Thanks for the inspiration! You're so good at blogging. I'm not, but maybe I should try harder!

    1. If you could do the things I do, then there would be no reason for me to try anymore. On the other hand, I would love to do the things that you are so good at! Thanks for being YOU.