Hello my awesome readers,
Tonight I would like to share a personal note with you as I think it will be a helpful reminder to be grateful for our parents. On Friday my father came to Vancouver to visit me and it’s been almost 2 years since I last saw him. It’s actually unbelievable how long it’s been…even as I write this very post .. I can’t believe it’s been 2 years. I have promised myself to make more of an effort to visit and I won’t break it this time.
As my parents get older, each time I see them, I feel as though they age more quickly. Maybe it’s because my constant memory of them is that of when I was younger but every time I see them now… my heart sinks and I’m reminded that I will not have them here forever.
I may not talk to my parents every single day but knowing that they are there and will be there when I need them is so important. There have been a few occurrences now where my father has gone through some major health scares and that alone killed me inside. I couldn’t and still cannot process the idea of not having him here….
With that in mind, I cherish every single moment I have with him now and I try to take it all in because I know how precious and irreplacable it is. One thing I know will forever remain is that I’ll always be my fathers little girl. It’s an incredibly special bond that a father and daughter share, it’s a sense of protectiveness and pure love that there are no words for. I know I’m lucky because I have experienced unconditional love from my parents and my father especially has been a solid rock in our family.
I long for the day that he will not have to worry about me at all but I am not sure if that’s even possible. Maybe it’s a father’s job to worry and that’s a job my dad doesn’t take lightly. Just this morning (as I was nursing a cough the night before) he wakes me up with a cup of tea & honey and breakfast in bed! He always spoiled me and my mom was never too delighted about that part lol.
But now having lived alone for some years it’s these very moments that make me realize how incredibly lucky I am to have a father like him. He may be a man of only a few words but his actions speak volumes about how incredible he is and for that I am ever more grateful.
My father did not live an easy life by any means, he has had to work extremely hard for every single thing he has. I have been granted a great life and many opportunities because of his hard work and sacrifice. I always tell myself if I even accomplish half of what my dad has done in his life I would be happy. He has always encouraged me to set higher goals for myself and to never settle for anything mediocre and my drive is hugely fuelled by his encouragement.
Every time my dad comes to visit me in Vancouver I feel more centered and my worries all go away, he has that kind of an effect on my soul. And even just to sit still in silence with him and drink tea feels like a luxury today. I am ever more grateful for his presence.
With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I am sure many of you will have the chance to visit your parents and or will have them there in memory. Let their soul comfort yours in the way a parent only can because to feel that.. is priceless and incredibly powerful.
Sending you all lots of love.