Before Christmas last year I lost my Dad, he was 2 months away from his 90th bithday. I thought I would have lots of time to visit with my Dad, to ask him questions about his youth. I was a 'bag' and impatient with him during his last couple of years on earth. I am embarassed to admit that but there were times when I avoided to talk with Dad. He became very negative in his last year of life and his outlook on life took on that of the 'victim' role. Instead of seeing that this was his way of telling me he was unhappy and not feeling well I just complained about having to stay in touch regularly.
This morning I watched the latest episode of This is Us where Randell takes William to Memphis and on this visit William succumbs to cancer. Randell and William have an opportunity to say their good-byes. This was something I was denied because my Dad died in his sleep. I hope Dad knows that I did love him and that I was proud to be his daughter.
During my sixty years on earth I have heard the message (many times) to make times for your loved ones, to tell people you love them and to have the important talks becuase you never know what tomorrow will bring. So hopefully someone who is not as stupid as I am, will read this and have the important talk and tell the people in your life that you love them.