Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Today is Father's Day and it is filled with emotion for me. This will most likely be my dad's last, I know it's not 100%, but I have a feeling. My dad has been in a nursing home for about 5 years. He suffers from Parkinson's & Dementia. It has slowly eaten away at him, he weighs about 100 pounds. I often wonder what dad would be doing now if this disease hadn't taken him, but there is no sense in thinking about that.
These past 5 days has been full of ups & downs emotionally as dad was hospitalized for pneumonia yet again & it did not look good, but dad has fought back & is doing better!
The above picture was from my wedding, Sept. 29, 1995. The Father/Daughter dance was to the song " The Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler, everyone cried through the entire dance, including me & dad.
There is no need to comment on this post, there isn't much to say. I wrote this for me, not for sympathy, to pay tribute to my dad, for he truly is, The Wind Beneath My Wings.
I love you Dad ♥


Diana said...

What a sweet picture. Diana

Squishy said...

What a wonderful photo. I have one that is similar from my first wedding. Thank you for sharing.

Dianne SS said...

I know how you feel Jolene. ((HUGS))