Today my dad had an outpatient surgical procedure to remove a bone fragment in his spine. Surgery went well, and he should recover without incidence. I left work early to visit him at the hospital. It was kind of weird seeing my dad there, in a hospital gown, still weak from the procedure. It made me realize a few things…
1. My pops is getting old. I actually looked in the mirror of the bathroom, saw myself dressed in my business casual attire, and then looked over at my dad to see him in his hospital gown. At that exact moment I realized I’m a grown ass man now, going on 25 years of life, and it won’t be long before I’ll have to take care of my parents. It’s something I won’t mind at all…it’s the least I can do after all they’ve provided for me. But I guess today it reinforced the fact that I need to make sure I keep my priorities straight at the present time (specifically pertaining to money matters) so that I won’t be in a difficult position in the future.
2. My parents are in love. Genuine love. My mom’s a nurse at Methodist Hospital, where my dad had his procedure. So she was able to basically nurse my dad while she was at work. You can see it…the love is real. For some reason this was the first time I saw them together and looked at them as a “couple” and not my parents. There was just something different today when I saw them interact. You could tell they find each other the most important people on this planet (of course me and my sister come a close second and third, respectively haha). That’s the kind of love I hope to find….
All that being said, if you know me, you know I can never be all serious, all the time. So while I’m having this moment, with my deep introspective thoughts, I also realize….
3. There are a lot of beautiful women at Methodist Hospital. Seriously. A lot. My family wanted me to be a doctor growing up, but I think it’s a good thing I didn’t become one. I would have been surrounded by women all day, I would have had a lot of money, and I’d still be just as good-looking as I am now. I’ll leave that at that and let you draw your own conclusions. (Disclaimer: Patients would have been off-limits though…I have morals people!)