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Mini Memoir Monday: Heading Home

Tracy, over at her wonderful blog, The HeSo Project, was kind enough to include me as one of her guest posts for her mini memoir Monday series. If you haven’t read my blog for long, check it out. You’ll find a piece I wrote a while back about my dad. Thanks for letting me be a part of your blog, Tracy.

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This week’s mini memoir was written by David Pagan. You can check out his fantastic blog, According to Dave, and read about the ups and downs of being a writer. If you would like to submit a mini memoir, please follow this link. Without further ado:

It’s 7:08 on December 5th. I’m in seat 8F, next to Debbie. She is watching “A Knight’s Tale” on her iPad as I type on mine. It’s dark outside. I find myself reflecting on all that has happened.

Ten days ago, I sat alone on a flight from SFO to DFW, heading eventually to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where my father was being kept alive in the ICU. I fully expected him to be dead by the time I arrived, But God had other plans. He allowed me the chance to see my dad alive, albeit gravely ill. On Tuesday, I was able to talk…

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  1. August 20, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful, Dave. You capture the sense of devotion and helplessness and make us feel the experience.

    • August 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Thank you, Kevin, for reading the post and for commenting. I’m glad I was able to share that experience in a way that was meaningful … what you got from it was exactly how I was feeling at the time.

  2. August 21, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Hey, Dave. I felt your sadness, your love for your dad, and your concern for your mom. I hope she is doing well. And you too 🙂 Your writing is lovely. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    • August 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Hi Marie – writing helped me through those first moments of dealing with loss and all that accompanies it. It was cathartic, allowing me to feel emotions I was struggling to hold inside. As a writer, I’m glad you were able to feel some of those things I wrote about.

      Mom is doing well, getting used to life without her husband. She moved closer to my sister in Texas so she wouldn’t be alone.

      I’m doing better these days, too. I’m trying to remind myself, after having gone through this, that it’s not wise to take things for granted, especially those around us who we love.

      Thank you for that nice compliment on my writing. I really appreciate that!

      Have a great day, Marie …

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