Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Christmas Wish


I just thought I would say something about how Danny is adjusting to seeing his Dad in the hospital. In the beginning he avoided going to see him and frankly, Dale was so sick that first week, so unable to lie still that I was hesitant to push him to go. However once he made that first visit he has been asking to visit almost every day. Now I do have to say that part of the attraction is the therapists who are so kind and seem to enjoy his chatter. After all they are hearing his stories for the first time. But as the days go by I have witnessed another dynamic that touches me in a way that I had not expected. When Dad is restless, Danny is up immediately to rub his back, ask him if he is okay, gently lift that left arm and replace the pillow under it making sure it rests above the heart.

At one point today there was a lot of activity going on in Dad's room and we were kind of in the way, so we walked down to the waiting room for awhile. I had a book so was reading and Dan was playing with his DS. Things got so quiet that I looked up and saw him deep in thought. After a moment he looked up and said he had a Christmas wish for his dad. His wish was for dad to be able to eat, able to walk and able to drive his jeep. I couldn't say it better myself.

5 comments:

vintagefindings@me.com said...

Danny is a wonderfully thoughtful guy! How could he not be, having such caring parents.

May all his wishes come true.

Quilter Jones said...

Please give Danny a hug for me! He is such a sensitive man - and may his Christmas wish be granted at least in part. And, of course, many hugs for you and Kelly also.

Kathy said...

Nadine, I was so happy to read your updates. Just the fact that you have had the time to do makes my me feel better.Love you and Dale so much and you have been in my thoughts so much. Take care of yourself. Love, Kathy

Pam said...

Thinking of you this holiday season, Nadine, and wishing all the good things that Danny has expressed. Also, some peace and rest and good news for you too.
Sending love and hugs to all of you....
Pam Fisher

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

I have Christmas wished too. I wish for Dad to be comfortable, you to be rested and full of peace and Dan to be happy. I love you,Mom. I love you all the way to heaven and back at least five trillion times. And, that is a lot. ~Kelly