Thursday, December 3, 2009

Winter Santa - Day 3

This beautiful Santa is probably my favorite. I bought him about 4 years ago and every December when I get him out of his box he brings a smile to my face. Even though I love Christmas and all the lead up I am doing it a bit tough this year. My Dear Old Dad is really not doing well, his body is just slowing right down. In my heart I want him to be around for a long time but in my head I am not sure he will even be here at Christmas. He is aware of the fact that he does not have that long with us and we have had some good small talks, so that is a good thing. I feel each night when we say goodnight he is almost saying goodbye to me. I am so proud of the parents I was born to - and I thank them for their love and support and making me the person I am.


  1. Oh, how sad about your father. I hope if it is not truly his time, that he will gain more heart and stay in the game for as long as possible. Growing old is so hard, especially for thoughtful people...I see this with my husband...we want them to STAY and they just get weary, I think, sometimes...

  2. Oh I agree Penniwig - as he just keeps saying to me "I am so so tired". Thank you so much for your kind words.

  3. I am sorry to hear about your Dad. I lost my Dad in January this year - I was at Port Fairy at the time and headed back to Melbourne early. He passed away three days later. Like you, I wanted him to be around forever. It is sad when we lose someone, but especially a parent for they have been there since we were little.
    I shall keep your Dad in my prayers.
    God bless.

  4. I shall also keep your Dad in my prayers Davine. I send you tons of my positive energy to help you through anything that comes your way.

    I do love the Santa! Such a fun Santa! I hope your day is going well, time to hit the books here and get crackin!

  5. Hi Davine!
    It is so hard to watch our parents slipping away! It is a blessing to have this time together so that you can have your talks - I'm so glad to hear you are doing that. Do more if you can! My parents both died very suddenly and my regrets were that I didn't KNOW and didn't ask all I really wanted to prior to their passing. It felt so sadly empty having those questions go unanswered forever more.

  6. Hello Davine,
    So sorry to hear about your father.
    Certainly not an easy time.
    My Mother is now 86 years old & becoming a bit more confused & forgetful.
    I cherish what she means to me.
    My thoughts are with you & your family.
    You take care X

    PS Really like your Santa . . . please he makes you smile!

  7. Davine, I found your post so poignant ... Love the Santa! Love, also, your gentle awareness, love and care of your Dad. I think there is magic in your home at the moment. :)

  8. I am in a similar spot at the moment, but would really like him to go, as harsh as that may sound. It is not meant to be harsh. He has been in a nursing home for 2 years now and I have to talk him through the photos on his wall each and every time I go. He is only 100m down the street. I shall go down and cut his hair today.

    He helped me grow up; I help him grow down.


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