| It Has Been A Rough Year |
I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome. I wish ...
| The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins |
The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.
http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml
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| | I lost my father this year. He sunk into senility over time suffering from Alzheimer's. This last year was very hard on my mother, and hard on me and my sister watching him succumb in his mind. I want to remember my father throwing me in the air, pushing me on the swing, helping me with my homework, tickling me, scolding me for being out late, giving me away at my wedding, helping me out with a few dollars slipped behind my mother's back, fixing my car, looking out for me.
It's really important to capture those times. He was sick a long time, and honestly sometimes I have a hard time remembering him when he was healthy and happy. Those memories seem like such a long time ago, especially since the illness took him away from us mentally even before the physical side deteriorated.
My father was a happy, intelligent man who did a lot of fascinating things in his life. He told us wonderful stories of travel and people he met. At his funeral there were so many people there it was amazing, all coming to say nice things about him. Most of these people we didn't even know! But they all had stories about him when he did this or that.
A life, a world, that we knew so little about.
It's really important to capture those memories and stories before it's too late.
So to all my American friends: happy Thanksgiving and remember that even if you're famly is crazy and annoying and family get togethers can be difficult or stressful, just try to imagine NOT having them and somehow all the little stuff seems so much easier to bear :)
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends! This is a nice holiday that shold be celebrated worldwide.