Visiting my Dad is always on my list of priorities. He turned 85 recently. It will be time to see him again soon. On my last trip we went out to eat and reminisced about the good ole days. The bird feeder I gave him is still being used in his front yard. It is in front of his window, the same one his recliner is in front of, to make sure he has a bird’s eye view of the birds!
I know I am blessed to still have my Dad. I lost my Mom at age 14. And no siblings alive. So he has me, and I have him. Many miles are between us. But I try not to let that come in between the visits. I know how important it is to stay in touch with him. We talk daily, sometimes more than once. His memory is not what it used to be. But he is still alert for 85. Just a reminder to all of you to go visit your parents and your loved ones. We never know what tomorrow holds for any of us.
We have two chairs we sit in when I visit in the yard. When the weather allows we sit for hours talking and usually drinking coffee. Lots of memories made, and many more to be made. Never take anyone or anything for granted in this life. It can all be gone in the blink of an eye. Savor those precious moments.