Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Days like today are special but now with my Dad being so ill they are even more special. Because you never know if this will be the last father's day we get to spend with him. Though he wasn't feeling great I still went down to visit. I knew we were going to be able to go out to lunch and a movie but I just wanted to hang out and talk. My brother and I have decided that when he is feeling better were going to take him to Las Vegas and give him a significant amount of money to just have fun and gamble away.. that will be his Father's Day and Birthday present for this year. So I spent about 2 hours with him, went grocery shopping for him and then hung out with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew another few hours before heading home. Like I said I knew we weren't going to be able to do much but just spending time with each other was good enough for me.

In recent years I've come to realize that it's easy to take family/friends for granted. You're parents are always there for you, you can't imagine them never being there but as I get older I come to realize that they won't always be around. I won't be able to just pick a phone and call them or drive down and visit them. And honestly that is how I'm starting to think about everyone in my life. Who's to say when a person's time on this planet is over. I mean we assume we have a good 80 years but many people don't.

Gotta keep telling myself to love and cherish those around you while you can.. tomorrow may never come.

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