It’s one of those days…


… when I really miss living closer to my family.

When you read this, my Dad will be undergoing hip surgery. I know this is a pretty standard procedure these days, but it still bothers me that I can’t be there when he wakes up. That I can’t go and visit him and make the days at the hospital go by faster for him.

My Dad will be 61 years old this Thursday. It’s absolutely strange for me to think that he’s (almost) 61. He doesn’t look 61. He’s pretty healthy and fit for his age and his biggest goal is to recover as fast as possible from this surgery, so that he can go back to doing what he loves: teach physical education and play tennis. My Dad has been playing (and teaching) sports all his life and this is his passion.
To know that he’s been pretty limited in what he was able to do in the last few months makes me think that this surgery is a true blessing. I am glad he seems to be feeling the same way about it.
When I talked to him on the phone yesterday, he seemed so eager to get this over with and to be able to start working on getting back on his feet.

Part of this, I am sure,  is the fact that he and my Mom are planning to come and visit next summer and that he’s already planning out all the trips and hikes that we’re going to be taking. One of them will be the hike up to Delicate Arch at Arches National Park in Utah). It’s been a dream of ours to hike up there together. I can’t wait!

If you could keep my Dad in your thoughts today, I’d really appreciate it.

  1. Keeping your dad in my thoughts today! & im pretty sure you guys will able to hike at the national park next summer!! ♥

  2. Will keep your Dad in my thought!!
    You will see, everything will be just fine.
    .-= Steffi´s last blog ..House =-.

  3. done. i’m sure he’s fine, hun! please tell him all the best from me, when you talk to him. xoxoxo
    .-= kim´s last blog ..knockknock is this thing on =-.

  4. Aww, I know how hard this must be – I’ll be keeping your dad in my prayers, and I’m sure he’ll be safe and more than alright :)
    .-= Emily Jane´s last blog ..The Panic Button =-.

  5. It must be so hard having them far away! I’ll keep him in my thoughts, and I hope that their visit next year comes quickly :)
    .-= Kyla Roma´s last blog ..An Amber in the Prairies =-.

  6. That’s the worst about living far away. :( Can totally relate. Fingers crossed.
    .-= Fabulous´s last blog ..Protected- Ultrasound =-.

  7. Prayers being sent! Both to your Dad and to you!
    .-= Maribeth´s last blog ..Living Love =-.

  8. You and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers!

  9. Keeping your dad in my thoughts today! Can’t wait to hear about your hike together next year. xoxo
    .-= Amy — Just A Titch´s last blog ..Reno- Facing Fears and Saying “Yes” =-.

  10. I’ve been thinking about your dad today. My Dad and my father in law both don’t live here. Not as far as your family but not easy or affordable to visit. It is hard sometimes.

    I wish I could give you a big hug.
    .-= Impossibly Alice´s last blog ..I Am Open For Business! =-.

  11. i am exited for you that your parents are coming to visit next year. John and I have been at the Arch Park: I am glad you are going to do this. Utah is amazing, people are soooo nice, not like in CA. Maybe we should meet up somehow in SF? I’d like to see them too again. prayers sent! (((hugs)))

  12. I hope the surgery went well. It is hard to be far away from family, though I’ve only lived abroad for two years. I’m glad there were no emergencies or big surgeries or anything like that in my family during that time.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..The mysterious Gmail account =-.

  13. Here’s hoping surgery went well … and that your dad will give you a run for your money as you race to the top next summer!
    .-= Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks´s last blog ..Unwanted =-.

  14. All the best for awesome results with the surgery and a quick recovery!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..I’m still here =-.

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