Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sepia Saturday - Worn Out

Sepia Saturday
Worn Out

My poor Dad's body
is old and worn out
He has previously suffered strokes
and last night had a heart attack

Here he is 
a boy of sixteen or so
ready to leap into life

and here
with his sister
having fun,
with their lives ahead of them...

This morning
I am told
he was sitting up and
talking when he felt like it...

Did I mention he is stubborn
and won't give in easily...



  1. i can see Poppy in his face...the eyes and the smile :)

    sending my best wishes for a speedy recovery

  2. I hope he'll get well soon!

    PS The photos of Sanzen-in in Kyoto
    are so beautiful!!

  3. Bless his heart, it seems he's lived a good life, all these photos... I hope he's not suffering any pain? a heart attack is scary.
    bless you too delwyn, your a lovely daughter,

  4. Blessings, Delwyn. It is so hard to see your Daddy sick. He was such a cute baby and handsome young man. This cannot be easy for you. :-(

  5. Thinking of you Delwyn at this very difficult time. I will say a prayer for your Dad, he was such a handsome young man.

  6. Sending you prayers and hug and love and light in celebration of your Dad. xx

  7. Big hug for you Delwyn, take care of yourself during this trying time.

  8. prayers and hugs,
    loves and greetings,
    best wishes.

  9. So sorry to hear about your father Delwyn. It is sad to see their bodies break down and wear out - especially in juxtaposition with photographs of younger days.

    My he was a beautiful young man with an engaging smile.

    I hope these transit days are ones of ease for him. Please accept a heartfelt virtual hug.

  10. It is always difficult to see our parents aging and weakening. But oh yes, oh so stubborn!!
    I hope he is comfortable.

  11. Both You & Your Dad Stay Strong .X

  12. What a beautiful, creative and very moving tribute to your father. I love the picture of him with his sister. Being stubborn is a very positive trait when trying to recover from an illness. Blessings to you and him both.

  13. Your dad was very handsome in his youth. I love what you have done with these old photos. It's very important for us to hold onto such images.

    I hope your dad is doing as well as can be expected. Your family will be in my thoughts.

  14. I have heart felt feelings of sadness for you, Delwyn, but I know in my heart, that you and your Father have shared a life of joy and love, which the memories of...will give you strength, when needed. I'm sure your Father's memories are helping him now! Love to you and yours.


  15. Sorry you all are having to go through this. Hope he recovers for more years of life.

  16. Sorry to hear of your father's heart attack, but delighted to learn of his stubbornness. It will serve him sell.

    My thoughts are with him and yourself.

  17. Dear Delwyn, Im with you in my thoughts and my heart,I wish all of you strength,loads of good love,togetherness and peace to deal with hard times like these,Your dad seems stronger even if his body is weak,I know stubbornness can be of huge help in healing process,Im stubborn too! :O)
    Hugs and all the best,

  18. Your Dad sounds like a remarkable man. Sorry he has this set back but his stubbornness will do him well.

  19. A lovely and fitting post. All best hopes for your dad, for you, and for the family.

  20. Delwyn,
    This was such a beautiful post and I can feel the love radiating from it. You and your Dad are in my thoughts.

  21. These pictures of your Dad show a man of spirit. The joy of living appears to shine through.

    Every good wish to him and all who love him dearly.

  22. Delwyn, so sorry to hear about your father's condition. I will keep you in my prayers as we travel this uncertain road with our parent's health and care. i have to say, what a handsome man your father was and I imagine still is! Their will stays strong sometimes, as their body fails. Take care of yourself!

  23. Delwyn

    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Take care my friend!

    Tracy :)

  24. My husband had a heart attack about 15 years ago, had surgery and he's still good to go. I'm praying that your father will do just fine, too. It's scary when it happens because of the unknown and the fear of loss, but it sounds like your dad is a fighter and will make it through this... and you will, too.

  25. Best wishes to your dad. What wonderful photos you posted here! Love the one with his sister especially.

  26. Delywn, best wishes to your dad... my father recently went through some medical troubles too. He is still incredibly stubborn, but we were able to talk some sense into about certain things. Like why it's important to go to the doctor.

    I hope he makes a full recovery soon.

  27. Fun images of your father, Delwyn. Blessings to him. xx

  28. Stubborn or tenacious - it's just in the way you look at it. Perhaps he still has some "business" to finish. Glad you were able to recently visit.

  29. So sorry to know of your father's health woes. My father would not give in easily either, and I thanked him often for staying around longer than his body would have liked. Your photos are lovely and capture his spirit nicely. Wishing him well.

  30. Very poignant, beautiful portrait of your dad. All my best wishes to him, and to you.

  31. To all of you kind and thoughtful friends - both old and new, I want to thank you for your compassionate comments. I appreciate your interest in my life and your empathy.

    Happy days

  32. Lovely post. I give thanks for your fathers' stubbornness : may he continue to be stubborn and strong. Very best wishes.

  33. Our parents were young once too. Oh how they have aged. But they still do have a young heart. Bless his heart.

  34. I'm very sorry to hear about your father. I hope he makes a good recovery.
    I love the way you've paid tribute to his youth with these works of art.


  35. A moving tribute to your father. My prayers are with yours for a speedy recovery.

  36. I am sorry to hear that your father is ill. The photos you have posted of him are so handsome and engaging. Thanks for sharing that part of him.


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