The Sweetest Thing



 Hiya Everyone!

I'm back from a trip to care for my Parents. It was full of wonderful, messy emotion. 
I watched as my Mom would sleep and envision all her dreams, the love she has in her 
heart and how beautiful she is.

My Dad, still the strong commanding fart he always had been, coupled with a noticeable fear I've never seen before - a vulnerability that was hidden from his daughter for many years.
I pretended not to notice...

All in all, It was a sacred time for me. Being there, from beginning to end. I savored the moments until I had to return home to recuperate. Though frustrated at times, especially when Mom wouldn't use "Junior", her new walker. Throughout this experience, all I can say is that life offers us so many opportunities to grow and rise to the occasion.
Isn't that the sweetest thing?
100% thrifted outfit (excluding tights,scarf)

Shirt tied as a vest


(Pinocorina)

Have a sweet Monday!
Reva

13 comments:

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

I love what you wrote today Reva. You write like poetry about some scary things in life. Thanks for sharing it, and your fab outfit!, with Visible Monday. xoxoxo

Reva said...

thanks,Pam. That meant the world to me :)
Reva

Vix said...

Your words are beautiful, Reva and you look gorgeous, too! x
PS I use Picmonkey - it's free and easy to master. x

Bella Q said...

Beautiful woman, beautiful words. It's so good to feel you, Reva.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

I appreciate your words greatly Reva. They soften the sometimes confusion, sometimes pain, often joy, that surrounds aging family members.

I adore your outfit, love everything about it. Thanks for sharing that too.

Sue xo

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oh, and I forgot to thank you for Bono and U2. Gawd I love him.

:)

Joni said...

Thank you for the sweet reminder of the importance of family today. I love seeing your uplifting dance regardless of the troubles. This is truly inspiring.

Connie said...

Stripes and flowers and a little dance. Oh Reva...this really is the sweetest thing : )

Your husband - Rod said...

You are a true beauty. I feel so privileged to be your husband and to share your life. I Love You my sweet.

Joni said...

OMG, was that your man who just said that?? You ARE blessed. Mine won't even sign on to the computer. ;) Or take his dishes to the sink. LOL

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Your love and dedication to your parents is so inspiring, Reva and such a great example to the rest of us. You are an amazing daughter and see the precious moments rather than the struggles. Thank you!

Sacramento Amate said...

I am so proud of you Reva.
Sending warm hugs always, my friend.
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Emalina said...

Such lovely writing, and great photos of you looking fabulous in that wonderful colourful outfit!

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