We're heading to Amarillo today. I always love going to Texas. Maybe it's a natural pull that calls us all back to the place of our birth.
But then again, those who have lived in the Lone Star State and have roots elsewhere say they always feel CONNECTED to Texas.
I've been remiss in visitng my dad and mom. I think it was intentional. My dad, now 78, has grown frail. Dementia has become to cloud and distort his personality. That scares me.
I think I want to remember my dad when he was strong, when he spent his days outside working on the farm (in the yard, after he retired) or building the wagons and furniture that he enjoyed creating.
But lately, it's hard to hold a conversation with dad. He doesn't even venture outside that much anymore because he's afraid of the frequent falls that result in trips to the hospital lately.
So it's also with trepidation that I travel to my parents' home. There's a lump in the pit of my stomach. It's fear.
Back in My Day
11 months ago