Anyways, back to the quote and the nature of it. In my last post I mentioned that I will be lighting another candle for yet another person. Last year my father in-law became very ill. This past spring he he had surgery to remove a lump of cancer. He was doing well for a while, but the cancer came back. It's spread widely and quickly leaving him no options for treatment, not even experimental. He's terminal, and he's okay with that. He has all his ducks lined up. Everything set up to care for his wife after he's gone and then some. He's only 61 years old, yet he's lived the life of two people. He's the original Sailor. He's been around the world, seen and done more than most people would ever think of doing. My hat goes off to him for his bravery in all of this. He is loved very much by his family and his friends. It's going to be a very hard and sad coming time for everyone. The doctors say 4-6 months but we (all of his kids) aren't even sure he will make the 4 months. Time will tell. What more can we do other than live each day with him in the hopes of enriching the life that he has left.
The part that has me worried is how is this going to affect our girls? It's only been two years since we lost our dear Miss Margaret. When Maggie died it crushed Lily, and confused Kiera. In the last two years the girls have managed to deal with the death of their sister rather well. When you think about it two years really isn't all that much time. I'm afraid of how they are going to react to the news. We plan on telling them a little about what is going on this weekend. Then over a little bit of time letting them in on the whole story of what's going on. We are already discussing and getting prepared to set up grief counseling for them and possibly us too. Although I do have to admit that I don't believe losing a parent is as hard as losing your child. Especially a child as young as Maggie was (2). I'm not saying it's not hard or devastating, just not as hard. Don't hate on me, it's my opinion and I have a right to it.
Just as I said at the beginning, "People get sick and it sucks. People get really sick and it really sucks"
Here are some yet to be published sunrise's and sunsets from the last week or two, and some of the storm that rolled through.
SUNRISE THE NEXT MORNING ↓
SUNRISE THE NEXT DAY...LOVE THE CLOUDS ↓
Thank you for traveling along with me on my sky adventures. A little beauty each day helps make things brighter.