Today, I'm going to go to the hospital with my mom while my dad has another cardiac cath test done. This is the umpteenth time he's done this, I cannot believe how hard he has to battle with his health. He's still always so upbeat, and nice, and patient, I can hardly imagine how he does it. How can someone be in that much pain w/arthritis and neuropathy, cardiac problems, back problems, diabeties, etc, and still be happy? He's an example for the rest of the world, I'll tell you that much. I know that I may seem fine on the outside, but on the inside I'm pretty much a mess. Maybe he masks it like I do, but I just don't think so.
Every time something else happens with him, I panic. He's my pops, you know? I can't imagine my life without his always witty remarks, the best hugs in the world, and the broadest shoulders to lean on when you need it. Say a prayer today, blog world, for the best dad in the world. One more time, Dad. I'm sorry that you are always going through this, its not fair. I love you, Daddy.