Sunday, September 02, 2012

Going home

Dad is nearing the end and I am at the airport getting ready to fly home and be with family.

I saw him a few weeks ago and he wasn't looking good then. He'd lost weight and had a couple of complications. Apparently he took a severe turn late last week and they're saying it could be days or hours.

I was surprised at how the news has affected me. It's been such a long, long, long time coming -- 10 years, maybe -- that I figured I was pretty much adjusted to the inevitable.

Apparently not.

The timing is poignant. A whole circle of life thing with my engagement news.

He's got good care and is at home, thankfully.

I think I'm ready.

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