Now how cute is this.
A bunny baby.
And I had the perfect use for it. My dad had a stroke 2 years ago and has been hospitalized ever since. It has been an excruciating decision for my mom to sell a 5,500 square foot house and move into an apartment, knowing she could not take care of this house without my youthful dad to use his mighty machines to do all the maintenance etc. that was his passion once they retired.
She hummed and hawed if it was the right thing to move, or if it was a betrayal to my dad to sell the house. Well, she got the courage and made the decision a few months ago and got herself a beautiful 2 bedroom modest apartment in an 8 apartment building (really looks like a huge limestone house) and the best part - a number of her friends occupy a few of the apartments already.
I went to see her this part weekend and it is gorgeous, she is so relaxed - like a teenager, we stayed in the same room (there is not much space to disperse as there was in the house) and we had a ball!
She was light, funny, adventurous, and about as happy as I have seen her in the two years since she lost my dad. He doesn't recognize any of us - but his care facility is only 5 minutes away from her apartment - Perfect!
I went to her Stoke support group with her - it is fantastic! She is making a real life for herself, while dealing with enormous grief losing my dad after 65 years all of a sudden Xmas Eve. But this apartment has given her a New Baby Fresh Lease On Life! And Stitchy's Image was Perfectomundo for my mommy! So I did it up for her and she LOVED it! You will understand why, I am sure. She has begun again - is free of a huge burden, looking after a house all on her own - and even packed up the house all alone. My mom is a trailblazer!
So here it is - DROPPIN IN - STITCHY'S NEW SEPTEMBER RELEASE. I hope you like it. I think the story is actually better than the card. And moral of this story is really beautiful. My dad was quite an awful man before the stroke and is now a loving, gentle, beautiful man. Two years of agony for my mom and I that he didn't pass with the stroke that left him not knowing who we are from one moment to the next but there is a silver lining - and that silver lining is HUGE - more huge than I can possible every describe here or portray how I feel about it here. I have watched my mom "fall in love" with her husband again, how I imagine she did when she met him, before he got so awful. I have fallen in love with my Daddy. I go see him and he holds out his arms and kisses my face and tears roll down his cheeks. He speaks total gobbligook and while I am telling him how much I love him over and over and stroking his face and kissing his face and hands he falls asleep into the most peaceful sleep. He opens his eyes and speaks again - total gobbligook and I say "I love you dad." "I don't know what you are saying to me but I know it is kind and loving and full of good things only and I love you for that. You are my dad and I've loved you forever." And he falls back asleep and I usually leave. If he is awake, when I leave tears roll down his face again and he kisses my face and neck. My dad would NEVER let me within 10 feet of him my entire life!
So if there is destiny - this is why my dad didn't die with his stroke, when in all odds, he should have. He is a beautiful soul now and let's us in and we are able to let him in and feel safe. G-d Speaks.
Thank you, if you have read this far. I rarely share my personal life in my blog - but that is what this card is all about and I would be remiss if I didn't honor a LOVE STORY while posting it.
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