Latest update on my Dad

October 25, 2011 at 12:40 AM Leave a comment

Another update on my Dad’s recovery. I got a chance to visit him yesterday evening at my Aunt’s.

When I got to my Aunt’s house and walked in the door Dad said, “can you to take me home? I want to check on things.” So we jumped in my car and drove over to Dad’s house. While driving Dad and I had a good talk about his condition, the fact that he has been able to do a lot more walking with his walker, but today he over did it. So we talked about him putting limits on himself. Hopefully he will do so.

When we finally got to Dad’s house we knocked on the door and Joy nearly jumped out of her skin! I think we both surprised her and scared her! But she was overjoyed to see Dad that she gave him a big hug.

We spent over an hour hanging out with Joy. One of Dad’s neighbours came over to see him when he found out Dad was back home. This man was so happy to see Dad. He told Dad this was a huge answer to prayer. As I was listening I realized that Dad had made an impact on this guys life. Actually not just his life, but his whole family. On many occasions some one from this family would come over to take care of the house and feed the cat while Joy was away at Fair Havens. They would start the van so it wouldn’t cease up and even cut the lawn in the summer or shovel the snow in the winter. But Mom (when she was alive) and Dad also have done much for this family as well. They would give them clothes for all their kids, extra food to eat and also help with chores and jobs around the house. This family had become part of our family and Dad had become part of theirs’. It was a neat experience seeing how much this man loved Dad, and Dad him. The man hugged Dad before he left and then we said good-bye to Joy and left ourselves.

When we got back to my Aunt’s house I helped Dad into the house, said a quick “hello” and “good-bye” to my Aunt and her daughter and left for home. I wanted to be home in time to help put the kids to bed. Tonight was bath night!

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