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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

But it's not all bad...

I'm going to add in a request for some comments today--if you stop by, I sure would like for you to say 'hi'. It's been kind of a tough day.

Picked up my mail on the way up the driveway this morning, and there was a wonderful Mother's Day card from my dad. I miss him so much it makes my chest hurt. He hasn't been out here for a visit since last summer--he had been spending ~3 months here with us and then back to Michigan for ~3 months there. Even though he's legally deaf (no ear drums, no stirrup/anvil etc. bones in his ears) he could always hear a little bit in person and on the phone if he had his hearing aid in. A couple of months ago, he lost that last little bit of hearing--just woke up one morning and it was gone--the hearing aid doesn't help anymore. So now I can't talk to him on the phone a couple of times a week like I've always done. I miss his voice and I miss him. My kids miss him, my husband misses him. I want him to come here for a visit, but I'm not sure he will now that he can't hear. Sometimes I get emails, like

cant get this dammmmmmn thinggggg to work. dad

but it's not the same...

Also received my latest issue of Teesha Moore's Art and Life zine. Can't recommend it highly enough. This issue's in color and I'm going to sit down and read it as soon as I hit 'publish'. Which would be now


Janet said...

This is my first visit to your blog! You said you needed comments today so that's what I'm doing. I'm sorry about your dad's hearing....that must be very difficult for him. I'm sending you a couple of warm hugs and lots of good thoughts.

I love your artwork!

Jessie said...

here's a big hug for you, karen. i'm sorry to hear that you are missing your dad so much--but, at the same time, i am glad that you have a dad that you care so much about and who also cares about you.

just a thought, but maybe the two of you could start corresponding through know, the old fashioned kind. ;) either way, i hope you get to see him sometime soon.

lots of love!

DonnaG said...

Hi, Karen. I'm sending you a very strong hug across the miles today. I can't imagine how hard it must be not getting to see your dad for such a long time. I will be thinking about you today and praying that circumstances will change very soon so that you get to talk to him and maybe even see him.

- donna

catherine said...

Hi Karen,
First time visiter. I like your artwork, and I understand missing your dad. When will you be able to see each other again?