Sip & Spill

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This mug is my dad's.
After he passed I knew I wanted to take this home with me.
This mug was always around when I was growing up and I now drink out of it every morning.
The hardest thing I have ever done was having to deal with my dad's illness.
I feel like we all have that one life changing moment when you realize that that the people in your life are not immortal, and this was mine.
It was a very hard five years watching him deal with his deteriorating body and all the struggles that came along with that.
This was the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with.. and I am still dealing with it.
What is the hardest thing you have had to deal with and how did you get through?

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10 Responses to “Sip & Spill ”

StylishByNature said...

So stylish !! Gr8 blog...Wanna follow each other ??

The Chic Sheet said...

This is a great post, because it is so personal... To bad the person above me didn't even read your words. LOL. Anyways, my grandpa was my best friend growing up and such a mentor. He passed away a couple years ago from cancer, and I still struggle with it at times as well. I keep a photo of us on my desk, so I get to "say hi" to him every day!


Yazmin said...

Thank you for sharing Sheree, it takes a lot of courage to talk about something like this... it inspires others like me to feel a bit more comfortable with sharing as well. Ironically my most challenging hardship in life also had to do with my dad. He too was sick for a while and though physically we were unable to see his illness, emotionally he was deteriorating for many years until it got to be too much and he took his own life. All a week before I gave birth to my first son; for the longest time I was in denial, I felt as if I cried I was accepting defeat. Eventually I became really tired of hearing people making ignorant comments about people who take their lives, I had to defend my dad and others who are emotionally sick.
Though there isn't a day where I don't think about my dad and miss him, I also think about how lucky I was to have had him in my life for as long as I did.

Though I haven't had the pleasure to get to know you yet, I am sure your dad would be very proud of the woman you are, that always comforts me.

Yazmin xo

Megan, said...

What an inspiring mug, I fear losing my parents (and grandparents) everyday because we're so close. But so far the hardest was my youngest son's birth and the weeks after because we almost lost him.

Amy said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your father, but it is also nice to have a small reminder of him everyday.

xx amy

Leopard and Lillies

MerciBlahBlah said...

Wow. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. It scares me to think of losing my parents, even though my dad and I don't have the greatest relationship at this point in our lives. Isn't it nice that something as simple as your dad's coffee mug can keep you connected and present about your father.

The hardest thing I've ever gone through was an emotionally and physically abusive relationship with an ex. It happened when I was 24, which is CRAZY to me to realize that was almost 20 years ago, but it affects everything about who I am today. I was alone for a long time afterwards, and maybe that's also why I married so much later than all of my friends. Even though I wouldn't wish it on anyone, it made me a stronger person, and I know I can go through a hell of a lot more now than I could before. Have a good one, mama. Hugs.

Rebecca said...

Yes I do want to try to knit/tuck but cant find a lovely combo like this did a great job!!!


Unknown said...

Sheree, so sorry for the loss of your father. I appreciate you sharing a bit of your personal life with us here... I go back and forth on doing this, (like with my anniversary post), but I so appreciate and enjoy getting to know my blogging friends and supporters on a deeper level. Anyway, the mug is great... so true, and what a wonderful reminder.

T. Roger Thomas said...

That is a touching personal story and a good way to keep him in your memory.

Jenny said...

Oh Sheree, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have been very lucky, and most of my loved ones have lived long, healthy lives, but I'll be honest in saying that my biggest fear in life would be to lose one of my parents, my brother or my Man. For some strange reason, I actually spend a lot of time and energy worrying about losing those closest to me. I really don't know how I would cope or continue on without them. I think it's just so wonderful that you drink out of your Father's mug every day. Sometimes it's those little things that make us feel close to someone that is no longer with us.

xo Jenny