Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Return of the Snowbirds

It's a happy day. My dad (Polar Bear) and step-mom are returning today after more than 4 months in Florida. The family unit will once again be complete.

In a matter of hours their house will become alive again, abuzz with activity. The lawn will be perfectly manicured and the gardens tended to. Now when I drive by on my way home from work, I will most certainly be guaranteed a glimpse of my mountain man of a father tinkering in the garage, or working the earth.

It is a sight that never tires for me. It washes me in love and gratitude for the parent I have left. It triggers memories and flicks my happy switch. How wonderful at my age to still have a parent alive; better yet; one that lives down the street. And best of all - to have the tender hearted father that I do - the pillar of strength - the rock of our family.

This morning I dropped a pork roast off in the fridge and left them a welcome home banana-gram ... first stop on my way home tonight - the Poalr Bear den! My excitement is off the charts!


  1. Lucky you.
    I get to feel that excited when I can get to go see my eldest son. And no doubt in due course my youngest when he leaves home.
    Have a lovely evening.

  2. I can feel you excitement from here! Enjoy! :)

  3. Oh, I so wish my parents lived down the street from me. It would be so nice, especially since I'm sick and although he tries, my hubs can't take care of me like my mom can.

  4. Hi Lyn, great to hear that the polar weather is over, and dad's back home. Enjoy every minute of your family time!

  5. Lucky You Lyn! Big Hug to polar bear too.


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