Last night I had a moment with my dad that will go down as one of those treasured moments that I will always carry in my heart. My parents and siblings are pretty sad about my moving back to Los Angeles and truthfully, there’s a part of my heart that is just as sad. For the past 2 years my family and I have taken a devastating circumstance (my baby sister being hit by a drunk driver and currently confined to living in a nursing home) and we’ve allowed love to come in and be our strength. As a result it has made our love, our value for one another grow stronger than ever. We have been restored in many areas of our hearts and we’ve learned to love one another better than ever. Needless to say when there’s so much love you don’t want to leave it.
So last night I looked over at my dad and I could see him getting teary eyed (one thing I looove about my dad is that he has always put his emotions out there for us and as a little girl and now woman, this is huge to my heart) and immediately I went to him and held him. I kissed him on his head with the thinning hair on top (I never thought my parents would ever age) and hugged him tight, while giving him a big kiss. From there I went to my mom and sat on her lap and held her as well. My dad began to choke up as he said “It’s just so far.” Grant it my parents have lost me to further places in the past as I used to live in England, but knowing my dad’s heart, even if I lived next door to Texas in Louisiana it would still be too far.
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