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Father's Day - A Little Early

In anticipation of Father's Day, Etsy is doing a call for dad-related treasuries. I love making treasuries and didn't realize how cathartic it would be to make one in honor of my father. My dad has a severely advanced, early-onset form of Parkinson's Disease. In the last couple of years I've watched his progression from walking to cane to wheelchair. He's now entirely wheelchair bound. It's been amazingly hard as a 30 year-old child to watch my father's life change so drastically so soon. I wasn't prepared for this - but then again, are we ever prepared to watch our parents age or become debilitated? It has changed my whole family in ways I could never capture with words. Making this treasury brought back so many memories of his life - a life I honor and carry with me every day. For some reason this whole day has been a whirlwind of thoughts and movement and an oncoming peace. My life is changing every day and it seems today I can feel every second of it in motion.

You can see a window into my father's soul (just a tiny, tiny bit) here. I titled it "I Remember Every Word You Said." Because it's true.

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