Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Father's Day with Dad at Gables

The past couple of months has been  very busy for us so we haven't gone to church as much as we  normally would.  This year's Father's  Day though, we  made our effort to  attend the mass.  It was  special because the kids   were altar servers with the new priest of St. Joseph.  
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Even on Father's day, we went to the house after we ate breakfast and work there before we  came back home  and go to church.  That's how  crazy our schedule is  because we are  getting ready to move this weekend and there's still a lot of things to be done.  I wish my family is here, I could have ask them to help me but they are so far away.  Hubby and I and the kids are the only ones working on it.  
After the mass, we headed to  Hopedale Ohio to visit  my father-in-law whom we haven't see for few weeks as we  have so busy  working at the house we just bought.  Gables Care Center is a nice facility with really nice  employees, they do take care of their  residents really well.  I just wish it is near us so we could visit more often.  
While we visit and talked to Dad, the kids played checkers.  Dad was sitting in the hallway when we arrived.  It was sad seeing him alone in there.  He had a blank stare  in his face.  He was happy to see us though.
He didn't talk much, I don't even know if they know who we are.  The Alzheimer's really made a big impact on his well-being.  It is so sad to see him from a bubbly and active man to not being able to take care of himself.
My BIL and SIL Rick and Jill came  afterwards.  We got to catch up with them before we left.
My husband's Father's Day was simple but a meaningul one since we  spent it with family.  

6 travelers' comments:

Juliana said...

It's always heartwarming to see kids serve at mass in church. for some reason mas prefer ko kids serving than older people. It has a different impact on me.

Your FIL used to live alone right? It must have been only recently that you loved him into a facility. At least he's safer now. Isn't there a place closer by you?

Nilyn said...

Belated happy father's day to your hubby, sis! I agree, father's day doesn't need to be extravagant, I think what matters is that you are together to celebrate the special day. In my case, since hubby works abroad, we just had a video chat.

Jessica Cassidy said...

It is so nice to see your kids as altar servers Sis Rose. Belated happy Father's Day to your husband and to your FIL. Working in a nursing home myself, some residents did not have visitor, I always make sure that I get to say Hi and talk to them. I get emotional all the time.

Nova said...

Nice and best way to start Father's Day celebration, lucky that you have the chance to spend it with your husband's father as well. you kids are so blessed

FX777222999 said...

Very nice family bonding during the event but you made it though with superb smile. Father's Day is definitely special.

Ria C said...

I'm glad you spent the day with family and those who are really special to you. Spending Father's Day with the great fathers in your life is an amazing thing.

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