Some Adventures Are More Fun To Watch Than To Live

Sometimes life happens, and challenges are placed before us.  At these times, we must dig into ourselves and pull from our inner strength.  While this is interesting and engaging in the fictional universe, it can be exhausting in the real, every day world.  It’s fun to escape into the problems of others, even if dark and moody.  It’s less fun to spend endless hours beside a hospital bed, waiting for a test result, hoping for an answer and a solution.

As I write this, my father is in the hospital, my mother and sister at his side.  Sometime later today, I am going over for a change of the guard so they can eat and rest.  We’re not sure what is going on with Dad, but we do know something is incredibly wrong.  My best theory at the moment is somehow his brain’s been stolen, similar to the episode “Spock’s Brain” from the original Star Trek series.  In other words, he is not himself due to some medical reason.  I’m not going into details, mostly because we have few details to go into.

Life goes on, and we wait and pray and hope, relying on faith, and trusting in the hospital staff.   Out of respect for others beliefs, I avoid discussing religious topics.  However, today, I am grateful for my faith and for the comfort and hope that centers me while we wait.

Due to this family emergency, there may be a brief hiatus in posts, and tendency towards the serious.  I believe everything will be okay, but we are in the dark valley, not sure what will come, and feeling the looming shadow of a mountain we may have to climb over.  However, the mountain has another side in the sunshine, and we will get there.  It may be a long, hard journey, but we will get there.

SIDE NOTE: My family is awesome, and has rallied together to help each other out.

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14 thoughts on “Some Adventures Are More Fun To Watch Than To Live

  1. My thoughts are with you. I know way too much about hospitals, waiting…waIting It can be very, very hard and I have always found the uncertainty so difficult to deal with. I have also heard from others that time of waiting is very hard. Even when I have been given a diagnosis there is another question: :what does this mean?” They usually can’t answer that one but that’s what I’ve wanted to know as a patient.
    My mum got sick earlier this year but we were on holidays at the time and they left us out of the loop until she’d gone home. I broke out in hives. It was a shock reaction.
    I hope that there is a good prognosis for your Dad and good treatment. I have felt God with me in the strangest of places. I wrote a post about the love of a stranger and how the hospital volunteers were so beautiful to me. They had such compassion and understanding. You are in my thoughts and prayers xx Rowena

  2. I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I know how frustrating things can be when no one knows anything. My dad also had a problem a few years ago and we didn’t know how it was going to resolve. He was in the hospital for a long time. My mom held vigil for the entire period. He eventually pulled through and he’s now older, wiser and stronger for the pain he went through.

    I really hope your dad’s situation resolves in a similar manner…

  3. I wish, hope and pray for all the best for you. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad, and I’m glad you briefly mentioned what’s going on. It’s hard to read blog posts like this that make no mention of what is happening. Please keep us updated.
    MTFBWY.

  4. I’m sorry to hear about your dad, but it’s a good thing your family is sticking together. I hope everything turns out okay and your dad makes his way towards a speedy recovery.

  5. So sorry to hear about your father. My father’s been in and out of the hospital, too, for assorted reasons, and it can be jarring when the medical people don’t have solid answers – because the human body is amazing but baffling at times.

    Glad your family rallies as families should. Be safe and take care of yourself, too, eh?

  6. Faith is all that matters. Everything is always right in the end, even if it doesn’t seem so at first–it helps to remember that.
    You certainly do have a wonderful family and I your dad returns home happy, safe, and well.

  7. Faith is all that matters. Everything is always right in the end, even if it doesn’t seem so at first–it helps to remember that.
    You certainly do have a wonderful family and I wish your dad returns home happy, safe, and well.

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