I Feel His Pain
A one-line response to the prompt
Worrying about you constantly
Could it be just my empathy
I feel your pain, can’t you see
God, help me deal with this rationally
For those of you who are unaware, my dad has Parkinson’s and even though my oldest son lives with him, I have a hard time getting through the day without worrying he needs more help or is lonely, or some other issue is bothering him that he cannot express. His hearing aids help little, and he cannot speak anymore, so he lives in a mostly silent world.
Yes, my son helps when he can and he cooks and shops and helps around the house. Yes, I go visit several times a week, and my brother does too when he is in town and off work. We make Sunday dinner for the family, so why can’t I stop worrying? Trust me, I am working on it. When I am not there, I try to stay busy and get as much done as possible, so I don’t worry so much.