My dad has been out of our lives for 11 years, in this time we didn’t see him much, didn’t know where he stayed only had telephonic conversations.
This year I really prayed and asked God to bless us with a beautiful home that has a cottage for my dad fo stay in. And April 1st that happened, we moved into our home and the convincing period started. Trying to convince my dad to come live with us, it wasn’t easy but I never lost hope.
In this 11 years, my dad has aged, and he has become really ill. 2 weeks ago he finally agreed to come. This was music to my ears.
On Saturday, Rob and I drove an hour and a half to pick up my dad. I was so happy to pack his clothes into the car knowing his coming home.
I could’ve jumped out of my skin of excitement.
Growing up it was always said I am my dad’s favourite, the apple of his eye. I never thought that because I just loved him differently. I am an affectionate being, I love hard. I guess my dad’s love language is affection. I would make sure his ok, ask him if his ok, make him tea and tell him 100 times a day that I loved him. That is just my personality.
My dad came on Saturday, and we turned his cottage into a home for him. Sunday morning we had to rush him to hospital because he was in so much pain, he was crying. I sat by his side holding him and telling him it’s going to be ok. At that moment I was filled with so much gratitude that my dad was with me that I could be with him and take care of him.
Spending time with him the last few days has been Amazing. Chatting with him, having coffee together, taking drives with him and making sure he watches all his favourite shows, eats his favourites meals and snacks and making sure he has his medication every morning and every evening.
My heart explodes with Gratitude. Grateful that I have an opportunity to spend time with my dad, see him and to be able to take care of him.
Is he perfect? No. Has he made mistakes? Yes. But none of that matters now. He now deserves to be given love, to be forgiven, to have peace and to rest.
I told my dad, he should not worry about anything all he needs to do is wake up in the morning and Rob and I will take it from there.