I’m in the airport with about an hour before my flight home. It’s been a long ten days. In a former life, I would never have been able to spend the time I did with my dad. My dad, because he works for himself, also can take time to grieve and recuperate. I’ve thought about this a lot over the last few days. So much focus is on work-life balance as it relates to parents, but my dad spent a week in the hospital with my stepmother before she died. Had he had an average job, he might not have been able to do that. We, as a society, do a pretty crappy job, ironically, of being human (and humane).
I have more to say about the last few days. Thanks so much to everyone who left comments of sympathy on my last post. It was nice to check in once in a while and see some heartfelt comments. I look forward to being back in the blogging community.