Friday, March 12, 2010

Came across this today....

...And it really made me think. If you don't have the best relationship with your parents or family in general, or even if you have a great relationship, never hold back anything from them. Tell them you love them, you appreciate everything they've done for you, tell them if you think they did something wrong while you were growing up or if they just suck, but don't hold it in. One of my biggest regrets in life is not telling my father how much he was appreciated before he passed. 

Anyway, here it is:
 
FAREWELL TO FATHER
By Jacob Levenson

How does a son give his father a proper goodbye? He'd been pondering the question for years, and now he needed an answer I found my mother huddled on her king-size bed, the late-afternoon sunlight slanting through the bay window. My dad was struggling to breathe in the adjoining room. "Let him know you're here," she said. Her urgent, clipped tone told me everything I needed to know.

Read the rest HERE.

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