Tuesday, November 01, 2016
I had a talk with my father in law about how I felt about spending these last few days with my Dad. He said that my Dad still had his mind. These were the last days he will ever have & that everything else in my life would still be there, but these were moments I would never get back. It helped, I decided to stay. I got to see my sister in action (she has medical POA because my Dad's wife has dementia) & gained a lot of respect for her & learned the value of her nature. My Dad has told me repeatedly how he was glad I was here. He even said I'd done a lot of stupid things, but marrying my husband was one of the best things I'd done. I'm happy to be here too. I never thought I would be. I wasted so much time being bitter & angry. Until today, I wanted to be anywhere but here. So while I may only have a few more days with my father, it's not the quantity of time I have left with him, it's the quality. I'm making the best memories possible. Thank you all for reading & for the encouragement.