Surprise Visit

Nursing home father black and white photograph Carol Rhyu

I visited my dad the other day and saw this beautiful moment of him sitting alone in his room. Usually he is asleep.

Even when I was this close he didn’t even notice I was there until I was standing right beside him. He was elated to see me.

I see these photos and feel sad about his deteriorating health and how we cannot care for his needs at home. How long can a person live like this without feeling abandoned and hopeless a bit.

Send your parents love for me. I sometimes don’t feel I am or can do enough for them myself.

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