Midwestern Strength…

Midwestern strength.
Eastern European tenacity.
The desire to work hard for the people you love.


My Parents, perhaps – like anyone’s Parents, have been a pain-in-the-ass. They have been a support system, they have been crotchety and stubborn, they have been….growing older and kicking / screaming the whole way.

Watching them hold each other up with age, after past years of challenges and successes, failures and re-boots — they have preserved.

And when I saw them grab for each other’s hand, I saw the love they have –
– which spilled on to me.

Lucky, I am, I know.

And honored to witness such beauty.

I share it with you because the more love you share – the more you get back.

(My Dad broke his neck– it stayed completely in-line…very lucky, Warfarin bleed out-staved off.  He walked and took care of business, this morning. Simple pleasures. He’s busy worrying about my Mom and griping about the collar. Typical. All under control, to the best of our abilities. As my Mom says, “It’s hell to get old.” and we laugh. XO)

May you find someone to hold hands with when you need it the most. ~dievča

Photo: dievca - Midwest 2016

9 Comments on “Midwestern Strength…”

  1. Love like that is wonderful to see.

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    • dievca says:

      It is lovely. Dad should head home in one more day and I don’t envy the headache, Mom will deal with….But, I know they will make it through.


  2. Pelelotus says:

    A wonderful legacy of political love. X

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  3. Cinn says:

    My dad had surgery not long ago. One of my favorite pictures of my parents is him in the hospital bed, with her holding his hand and looking at him with such love.

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    • dievca says:

      It kinda strips life down to bare bones, doesn’t it? I smiled at my Mom’s manicured nails — she gets them done because it’s easier to have someone else do them. I promise, no one wants to see what my Dad looks like – he did a face plant after coming in from the heat….

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  4. Rita says:


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  5. […] last summer from the heat and perhaps a little bit of medications needing adjustment.  A mess with a bleed out, broken neck and nose, etc.  He got through it. […]


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