Sunday, 15 June 2014

Father's Day

I'm writing this post whilst sipping a Strawberry-lime Rekorderlig, because it really has been a whirlwind of a week, which also coincidentally coincides with Father's day.

A few days ago, my Dad was taken into hospital and remained there until yesterday because he was very unwell. I won't go into details because he is a very private person but he is back at home now and is ok, but faces a few weeks recovery time. I have spent my week mostly at hospital or on the phone to friends, family, bosses and wards. I've organised travel, sorted out belongings and once he'd arrived home, I've food shopped and ran errands. It feels like I've felt every emotion possible, in about 3 days!

But aside from my Dad, this week has taught me so much about myself. My usual daily structure was thrown out of the window. It has been eat what you can, when you can because food hasn't always been accessible. And that hasn't meant I can eat less - it's meant eating more when I can because I have needed it in order to be of any use to my Dad. After all, food is fuel and all that..

And really, food hasn't even been an issue this week. My Dad was my focus, he is more important to me than any calorie. The size of my waist would be completely irrelevant if something bad were to happen to him, and I guess it's times like this where you actually gain some perspective. Life is too short to practise unhealthy behaviours, destroy ourselves and be unhappy.

I am and always will be Daddy's girl, and I would honestly give him my final breath if it meant he could breathe forever. So, Happy Father's Day to a wonderful Dad - I couldn't be prouder to have the Dad that I have.


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hannah said...

I'm so sorry to hear your dad is unwell Sam, and I hope he's on the mend now. I'm glad he's got you to look after him, and I bet he is really grateful too :) you keep on doing what you're doing and he'll be better in no time! xxx

Josie said...

I'm so sorry your dad is unwell, wishing him a super speedy recovery! It's true that when someone is ill it definitely puts things into perspective, it's a shame that it takes something upsetting like that for us to realise it though! x

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Gigi.T said...

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Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

What a lovely post, I'm happy your dad is out on hospital and on the road to recovery - he is lucky he has you there to take care of him.

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Amy-Louise said...

I hope your Dad is feeling better sweetheart - he is so lucky to have a daughter like you. Xxxxx

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