Happy Father’s Day

A few years ago I posted a poem called Stuck In Time Stuck in Time | Funny Girl LoLa
https://funnygirllola.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/stuck-in-time/ it’s a poem about my brother and what it is like for him to be missing part of his brain. The doctors and all the specialists said he would not live long in his condition. They said his body would shut down before what’s left of his brain. But it has been about 21 years and he is very much alive.
It has not been an easy road for him. He has outbursts because he doesn’t have the part of your brain that tells you not to say something when it is inappropriate. Sometimes we have to apologize for what he says to people. He has a hard time with basic bodily functions and can not remember anything he saw or heard 5 minutes prior.
He remembers our youth. He remembers what happened years before his car accident but if you tell him it’s Fathers Day, he will ask you 20 mins later what day it is.
He and his wife had just given birth two their second child when their world turned upside down. The kids were 1.5 and like 4 months at the time. He has literally been alive but has missed them growing up.
Last night his daughter got married and my brother was there. He looked great and had nothing but the biggest smile on his face the entire time. I sat and watched him in the church as he was counting something on the roof and then he would hear the preacher say his daughters name and he would come back to reality, beaming with fatherly joy.
We never thought he would be here long enough to see his kids graduate or get married. It was so wonderful being able to see him be apart of that moment with his daughter. He may not remember it, but his daughter will. She will always be able to say her dad was with her when she got married. That makes all the struggles through the years, seem worth it.
Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there I hope you experience a magical moment with your children today.

On a personal note, I got to cut a rug with both my dads last night which was so much fun. But even better was having them both in the same room with me.




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