Monday, April 4, 2011

hell to get old

"It's hell to get old," my father said to me, the last time I talked to him.  "You can't do any of the things you used to like to do any more.  You don't feel well and it's no fun at all."

The last I talked to my stepsister, my father's liver was failing and she was taking my stepmother to see my father one last time.  Don's booking tickets, my brother is already there.  I know my daddy is tired of being sick and being bored and being old.

I don't think he has to worry about getting too much older.
 

5 comments:

Dark Mother said...

I'm sorry honey. I just lost my sister on 3/15 to lung cancer and watching her deteriorate into another person was aweful. Strength to you and your family during this time.

Regina said...

I am very sorry to hear this news about your father.

Kim said...

blessings to you and to your dad
may you both find peace on your journies
hugs - big hugs - and love

Walk in the Woods said...

Blessings.

Annie Kelleher said...

ty so much dark mother and regina kim and rose for your kind thoughts and words.... i so aprpeiate them at this really sad time.... i know he isn't sick and i know he's in a better place and i can feel him all around me. but oh, it hurts like hell.