Midwestern Strength…Posted: July 30, 2016
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