I am sitting at my computer tracking United Airlines flight 6443. I've been tracking it since it left Oklahoma City. It has the most precious cargo and I'm eagerly awaiting their arrival. My partner in work and life left LA yesterday to bring my father to be with us here in LA. My pops was put on Hospice care a few weeks back and I was told he has less than 6 months to live. We all felt that it was better that he come spend his time in our home with us. I have to be honest... this scares the living daylights out of me, but at the same time I know in my heart this will be a positive life changing event for everyone involved. He really is one of the funniest men I have ever met and has a heart of gold. His mind is completely there it's just that his 83 year old body is failing him. I am just forever grateful to Rock for giving me this gift... to spend the rest of my fathers life with him. My heart is completely full right now.

He has never been on a plane before, so this trip is going to be hard on him.... Rock called me and said that he was amazed at his courage. They will be here soon and I cannot wait!

I'm off to the airport to greet two of the greatest men I have ever met.


Geisslein said...

wish you all all the best.
may this last time filled with wonderful moments you will never forget. I´m happy and thankful, that I was by my mother and my father too, in their last minutes. It will be a special gift for you! yes, I wish you all the best. sending you some warm greetings from germany, geisslein

Zyprezz said...

Dear Dani, I found your blog via my wonderful blogfriend, geisslein. What a touching and warm post about your father! I hope your days together will be filled with joy and laughter, you truly have a big heart.

Thanks for a very inspirational post, a good reminder of showing our loved ones the love and caring they deserve, before it might be too late.

I wrote a story about me and my son here:

Have a look if you like.

Not the same as you are experiencing, but about seizing the day...

I wish you and your family a very nice weekend,

Hugs, Ingrid :)

The Studio of Dani Brubaker said...

Thank you!!! He is now safe and sound and here with me. I have a new peace......Ingrid your story touched my heart. Thank you for sharing.

Life is definitely short.. this morning as we were having our coffee my father looked at me and said... you are my baby girl. I completely adore this man.

It doesn't matter... said...

Hey Dani,
Kaili Thorne here. Miss you so much! It's been way too long. You're a beautiful soul, cherish the moments you have with your father. He seems like one amazing human being.

shannon b. photography said...

Dani! I've been following your work for some time now, and just have to say how amazing you are.

You courageous woman!!!!

My sister in law recently cared for my father in law who died of cancer in his home nearly two years ago~ it was an experience that left us aching for our Dad, bonded us to one another in a way that I cannot express, and left us with warm memories at his bedside, and in one anothers' arms.
I love my sister for her heart... sounds like you share this~ bless you as you care for the man who knew you from the first moment! ;)

The Studio of Dani Brubaker said...

Thank you everyone!!! It's really the hardest thing I have ever been through, but definitely the most rewarding. His humor is keeping going. I am finding out all kinds of things about his life that I never knew.

He's also sharing with everyone things about my childhood that I've forgotten. We are reminiscing..

I have the most incredible friends ever. Jeanne my amazing stylist came over today and sang him Patsy Cline songs.