Life is Never Simple

I know words in the title is oft used and applies to anything but it's the only words I can come up with today.

This post is both sad and irreverent - if you feel that I will offend you, step away.

Relationships with parents are complicated...

Before I start my meandering ramble let me share with you some of my life experiences. Some of you know it, but I'll assume not.

Cancer is a fucking bastard...  It has steeled it's eye on my family and delights in wreaking havoc and devastation.  I know it's not only my family but today I am selfish.

A year ago today my dad slipped away - not slipped away with a fake passport to Tahiti but after a year of treatments pancreatic cancer took another soul.

Kind of a sad note to start at but it isn't - truly.

You see my dad was funny - dry humour, great timing funny.  Most times it was natural, not a conscious effort, just things he said or did made us laugh.  He could turn a phrase in such a way that had me in stitches.

He was my hero. Every day - even times that we didn't agree or I thought he was unreasonable or strict I loved my dad. His life wasn't easy, losing his wife to cancer and having 3 children to raise. He was pragmatic, honest, helping his community/church/family was the right thing to do.

See? We were lucky kids.

As a child, we imagine our parents would live forever - invulnerable to everything. When we age we should expect our parents to do the same, but we don't - it comes as a surprise and then we see them as frail. 

This time last year I stood at the foot of a casket but I only saw my dad - with an 8ft log on his back, walking down the hill and tossing it on the pile. The man who could lift a mountain and taught me about growing potatoes in a bucket... 

His lessons were big.  Treat people well, live happy, work hard and love.
 
Dad, my step-mom and my niece

0 comments :

Post a Comment

I really appreciate you taking time to comment. I read them all.

Thanks ever so much!
Lori

 

EBates Canada (referral link)

Ebates.ca

Canadian Food Blogger

Canadian Food Blogger
Food Bloggers of Canada Member

Influenster

Follow me on Twitter

Meet the Author

My Photo

I bake a little, garden a bit and love all things makeup.

Craft beer is the ONLY beer.

Check out my blogs: