Monday, August 21, 2006

I love my Dad.

I've had a rough few days. Tonight, my Dad sat next to me on the couch, and asked me how I was. With tears in my eyes, I let it all out. Everything. We talked and talked, and he couldn't believe what I was telling him. Not because of anything that I have done, but because of the way that some people choose to lead their lives, and hurt those around them.

My father is the most caring, understanding, unconditionally-loving person I know. I'm so greatful that he and my Mom have raised my brothers and I to be open minded, caring for others, and accepting of who people really are. I know my father loves me, and that no matter what, he will always be there for me.

And that my father also loves the ones I love. I couldn't believe the hurt on his face when I let him know what was going on with someone we both care about. He was devistated to hear the pain and anguish being gone through this very minute, and how we can do nothing about it.

I love my Dad so very much.
I think most regular readers of your blog have an idea of what is going on, and Sarah, I feel for you and for Emma. For what it's worth, some people just have a hard time accepting anything that isn't according to their particular world view; that doesn't mean they never will accept it, just that it may take time, and until they can come to that acceptance some pretty ugly and hurtful things may be said. The only advice I can give goes back to what you said about your dad and his unconditional love. Even if someone doesn't approve of you; even if they say things that are hurtful and personally devastating; even if you have to distance yourself from them for a while for your own personal sanity -- you can still love them and hope that some how, some day they will realize that in the end, that's all that matters. *hugs*
Oh my Sarah, if you need someone to listen let me know. Sounds like your having a rough time girl. I hope all is well with someone.
So glad you were able to have some good dad-time. We all need that. You said it so well, it's hard to believe it when people choose to live their lives in a hurtful way...makes you wonder how and why they are in your life to begin with. But remember that anyone who knows you is better for have having met you.
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