Sunday, June 16, 2013

today is Father's Day...

And I find myself googling for knowledge on the right things to say and do for someone who has been admitted for depression.

My family member I mentioned awhile back asked to be taken to the hospital.

He's in a new facility that is barely open.

As I type this, my eyes focused behind my laptop and settled on a black and white photograph of him taken nearly fifty years ago.  He's in love and holding his sweetheart.

When I think of him, I only see him laughing... laughing so hard I can see the silver in his mouth.

I can hear his voice... with his strong and passionate opinion, something I've always valued, one because he's the only other democrat I know in our family.

I wish I could make all of this ago away.

I wish there was something I could say or do to help.  It's such a complex and difficult thing to understand.  I do believe this is not his fault.

1 comment:

  1. Hello there. I stumbled upon your blog through the interleaving layers of the internet and read this post. I only wanted to say that I know exactly how you feel. My brother also suffers from mental illness (a category under which depression technically falls). There is nothing that I want more than for him to be clear headed and free. I want to make it go away, but that will never be something under my power. I have written about him once. Here if you are interested. But there is always more to say, no?

    xx
    LuLu
    Breakfast After 10

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