Father & Sons

So many unexpected events have happened the last 2 weeks; and I was so totally un-prepared for them.

Saturday, June 17th in my post ‘unexpectedly‘, I wrote the following words –

Yesterday afternoon, I was alone resting. 

Suddenly the door opens and there was an unexpected surprise.

I am disabling comments my friends, because I need time away from WP today.

You know my appreciation for you all is great and never ending.

Thank you my friends for allowing me to take a day off.


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In today’s post, I write the following –

Upon the door opening, my Son #2 and his wife walk in.  I instantly break down with emotions and tears; and stand to give my Son #2 a big hug and a big kiss on the cheek.  “What are you doing here?”, I ask.  “We wanted to come down and spend Father’s Day with you.”  With more emotions and tears I let him know the importance of his unexpected visit and what it means to me.  We spend that Friday evening in the RV because, they are tired having started early that morning and I am not feeling well at all.

The very next day Saturday, I continue to not feel well; I am unable to walk on my right leg without using a cane and many other parts of my body are hurting.  With my pain medications just recently increased, I am tired and drowsy, but do my best to stay alert.


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That afternoon, Son #2 and Gary leave to run an errand and my lovely daughter-in-law spend time together talking about what is going on with me and I open up some about my feelings with her and how I feel about it all.

After some time, the door opens and Son #2, informs me he has something for me.  I look his way, and following him are my Son #1 and Son #3.  Now the water works are flowing full force and as I rise to be at their level, the legs are wobbly and my back is bent forward – but the hugs and kisses are sturdy, strong and sincere.


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What an honor to have all 3 sons here to celebrate Father’s Day with me.

We spend several hours talking and catching up and I let them know I am not feeling well and it may be difficult for me to go out and about.  They respond letting me know they are here to see me, not to go out and about to do other things.  So my 3 sons and 1 lovely daughter-in-law, Gary and I sit in the RV and talk.  The subject matter of my health is discussed and the severity of it.  I expressed many internal feelings to my sons, letting them know I did my best as a father given the circumstances.  I let them know the importance of my love I have for them.  We talk about life, relationships, and my cancer.

20170416_194313 (2)The weekend proceeds with most of our time spend in the RV.  My pain level is high and my right leg is in bad shape when trying to walk.

We all had a wonderful weekend; the best Father’s Day ever!

75 thoughts on “Father & Sons

  1. When I read your post on June 17th I hoped upon hope that it might have been one of your sons at the door. That it was and that he had the further surprise of your other sons to come has made my heart swell with joy. I am just SO delighted that you got to spend time with your three boys and your lovely daughter-in-law and of course Gary all together (Miss Roxie, I’m guessing had a great time too). The most precious time, to bottle and keep tucked in your heart!

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  2. How beautiful! ❤ I'm glad you took the time off and just spent it with your family. A wonderful memory to cherish when the pain gets bad and you're feeling low. You did raise them right, you know! Take care Terry, you're always in my prayers! ❤

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  3. Oh Terry, I am reading this with tears rolling down my face. I guessed that you had a visit from one son but that is just so wonderful. I wish I could run and give you a big hug. Life is truly wonderful at times. Much love Kerry xxxx

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  4. Ohh, Terry! This is such wonderful news and I am so happy you had all three sons over to visit!!! Like the others here, I though that maybe one them had come, but all three – what a wonderful, wonderful thing! I´m sitting here smiling all over and am so very, very pleased that something nice has happened to you at last! 😀 ❤

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  5. Hot happy tears are a streamin down my face for you…..what a wonderful heartfelt visit you must of all had……couldn’t be happier for you Terry…I know that you were hoping that you would have some time with your boys…..xxXXxx

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    • Though I was in a lot of pain, the weekend was excellent. They came to spend time with me, even if that meant sitting in the RV most of the time. Great sons I have – I love them very much – they are special. Happy Saturday kat! 🙂

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