Ain't nuthin like ridin' a fine horse in a new country - Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove

Friday, December 16, 2011

A cold, hard, wearing trip~

Cottonwoods - Along the River
Funny how you can be going along just fine, doing your daily stuff, making plans & then things change...  I'm back from a quick, expensive trip to Colorado.  After hearing about issues with my father's health, I flew out to see for myself.  Without the details - I can say that it was a very stressful trip, wherein I was only able to spend a short private minute with Dad.  

All I can hope is that it was enough to express to him all he has meant to me.  I've always felt so lucky to have both my parents in my life.  Seems that I planned that to be the case forever.  Sometimes forever isn't as long as you hope.

Driven away from the drama, I used the same escape I have since childhood.  Started walking to find private space.  In the middle of Winter, in a small town on the Great Plains - it can be a cold walk & was in more ways than one.  But I did find natures beauty - I wasn't let down there. 
Being the oldest & always close to my Dad - I expected to help, but have been shut-out.  

A word to the wise, no matter how much you think you can trust someone - even family - be sure that you Never sign a power-of-attorney that names only one person!  Also check to see if other documents have already been filed that you know nothing about - such as a living will, etc.  I feel like I've done what I can & my father seems content with that~


  1. Oh I'm sorry to hear about this, Connie. Hugs to you in this difficult time.

  2. More hugs coming your way... Just this year my parents have started having serious health issues and they are 2300 miles away. It is stressful, I'll be sending good thoughts to you and your family.

    Karen W.

  3. Aw, dang. Sorry to hear about this!

    Your advice is good, though...and I must add that in addition, I've threatened my family that if they don't follow my WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS, I will haunt them horribly forever.

    What the heck, it might help.

    Let's ride. Call me?


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