Currently away in paradise right now, one thousand miles away from home; but yet I am home. I am resting my head under a roof that belongs to the keeper of many of my childhood memories…my father. It’s a new life here for him, it’s a life he has adjusted to over the last few years and it’s surely a life I’ve had to adapt to as well.
I hope you can imagine what I mean when I say that. To state it purely, I’m a child of divorce; except, I’m not a child anymore. I’m a young adult who has experienced a few years without my father, and learning to accept the difficult obstacles it requires and has required to overcome the several challenges I have faced without having a father figure to lean on for help. But…this is how I grow stronger, wiser, and I gain more self-consciousness about how extremely important it is for a daughter,son– for a child–…to have both a thriving mother and a thriving father in one household operating as a loving family. I get it…families aren’t perfect. But in a nearly perfect world, I believe that concept holds true.
Anyways, I’m here in paradise taking advantage of every minute and every day I have to kick back, resonate with my father, and take home all the memories. It has come to my attention just how much me and my dad have in common. It’s unbelievable, really. I look back at all the pictures I’ve taken with him, and I tear up a little bit just because I know that time is limited. Time goes by so fast, it really does and it’s frightening to think that some day I’m not going to have him anymore. That’s the way life is though…
I’m having a great time and I appreciate my family so much. It’s so important to love each and every one of your family members, especially your immediate family. I’m going to be blantanly honest here… my dad and I have been through a lot, it’s almost like we were enemies at one point. But times have changed. We have changed. I have changed. And although my dad can be a a little unorthodox… he’s still my dad. He still provides for me, and respects me. People never really change…not unless they want to. And well, if they don’t want to, we have to accept it.
It’s back to the original grind starting next Tuesday. Back to work, where people who don’t really care about me will ask how I am doing and I’ll answer “hey not too bad, just another day in paradise”…🙂