Thursday 27 October 2011

I Do Care For You

I just found out that a friend’s father had a serious heart attack. I guess that is opposed to the light hearted, fun kind of heart attack. I sent positive thoughts and prayers for her, her family, her father and the wish that he has a full and speedy recovery.

I have known her for more years than either of us care to remember. In my case I can’t remember and in hers, she more than likely doesn’t want to remember. Well, you can’t buy back an introduction to someone no matter how much you are willing to pay.

Her father was always kind to me and he was an interesting, active, intelligent man that I respected. He probably is still all that and more, but it has been too many years since I have seen him. Like I said, good luck and have a speedy recovery.

On the same topic, a friend of my son’s has returned from England where he lives to be with his mother who is very, very sick. He has been here about a month, but unfortunately had to leave today to resume his job and life in Britain. I hope there is a happy resolution, but I am not sure that is in the cards. Again, thoughts and prayers go out and I hope that they can help in some way.

Why is it that we don’t really appreciate the people we love until we are about to lose them. Oh, we may tell them we love them and remember them on birthdays and maybe give a call once a week, but for the most part they are out of sight, out of mind. I loved my grandmother very much and there aren’t too many days when I don’t think of her, 24 years after her passing. She bought a cottage in order for my brother and I to have the country experience. She helped to protect me when my brother was picking on me. I remember her chasing him down the street with a broom, good thing he was a fast runner. I didn’t call gram as often as I should have, and I wrote her even less, and for that I am sorry. I learned how to work from her and how to care. I don’t always practice what I learned, but I know what I should do. When I think of my grandsons and how much I care for them, it pains me to realize that their lives will get too busy and crowded for me. Such is life.

I tried to keep in touch with my parents, but 2,000 miles and three busy kids made our phone calls and visits rather infrequent. It is a two way street I understand, but something tells me I should have made more of an effort. Can’t do that now, but there are people I can keep in touch with and I will do my best in the future.

I can’t help the way people view me or even if they like me, but I believe if you let them know that they are liked and loved (two different things by the way) they will return the feelings. Maybe...

So, I just want to tell my son and daughters, son and daughter-in-law, wife, all of my friends and the friends I have yet to meet that even though I may not show it, I do care for you all.

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