Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What's Expected

All my life, I've been a good daughter.  Ok, I had a rebellious period where I thought I was grown and didn't need my parents dictating to me what I was supposed to do and be.  But my parents and I worked through it and things settled down.

I have always followed the rules.  I graduated High School, went to college, graduated college, went to work.  I dated and partied, but I've never experimented with drugs and I didn't drink alcohol when I was underage.  I bought a house near my family, got married and eventually had Jakes.

I have always been close to my family.  When Mom was sick, I did everything I was able to help and support her in her fight for her life.  After she passed, I was there to help Dad through the hard times of finding his way alone in the world.

I did all this because it was expected of me.  I was supposed to do the college thing, get married and pop out a kid or two.  I don't think it was expected for me to divorce but it also wasn't expected that I would stay in a miserable marriage.

Now as we start this journey in the fight against cancer once again, I am doing what is expected.  I'm offering my services to be there for Dad and ESM and Oscar.  I will go with Dad to infusion appointments, I will walk Oscar on the days that ESM goes with him.  I will make dinners and other fattening foods that appeal to Dad.

But there is a part of me that just wants to run away to someplace warm and without the responsibilities of fighting cancer for someone else.  I said to Huny the other day that someday I'm just going to do something that is not expected of me.  He said he doesn't think I have it in me.  How disappointing for me.  It might be time to shake things up and surprise people.

1 comment:

  1. that is pretty typical, the want to run away when you are up against something so formidable....help them through this...and then find your inpredictability...smiles.


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