Monday, November 18, 2013

Only One Knows All





     “Give me 5 seconds and I will tell you everything I know!” my Dad often randomly proclaimed with a grin.  Surprised, everyone would stop and stare.    A brief moment of silence would elapse, a giggle would escape, and then life would continue.  






       In all the years my Dad proclaimed this, he never once elaborated.  He moved through life confident seeming to know all and in complete control of his destiny.  One day he suffered a stroke.  It was as if God mocked “So, you think you know it all?”  He learned only one knows all and sadly it wasn’t him.





42 comments:

  1. That was such a poignant take on the prompt Kathy, and it is so true, only one knows all...

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    1. mahabore, it is what came into my head first so that is what I wrote about. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your kind comments! ♥

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  2. I think a lot of people discover this.. Often times too late..

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    1. MiMi, that is probably true enough but how late is too late? The main thing is to figure it out. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  3. Lovely - loved the quiet pause your dad took - says a lot about the man himself. What a sweet story.

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    1. Suzy, writing this and remembering my Dad made me smile. It has been 9 years since he died and I still think about him a lot. Some prompts simply bring these random memories to mind and I generally tend to write what I know. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  4. Your dad sounds like he was a quirky but funny guy. :)

    Strokes are so horrible - a friend of mine's mother just had a major stroke and she had to resuscitate her.

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    1. Trisha, he was so fun. I miss him a lot. I have such wonderful memories of him. Strokes are awful. My dad was barely conscious when I found him. It was so scary. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  5. That tiny glimpse of your dad was very sweet... and you 're right when you say - Only one knows all. Lovely take.

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    1. Obsessivemom, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. Gosh, nothing like a serious health issue to pull us up and take stock. Your Dad sounds so endearing! Love the post, Kathy!

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    1. Vidya, I am so pleased you enjoyed my post. I have so many lovely memories of my Dad. He was such a funny man and great fun to be around. His stroke came as a complete shock. In hindsight there had been clues that he was about to suffer a stroke but at the time I was ignorant of those signs. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. oh! :(
    That was heart wrenching..!!
    Your dad sounds amazing Kathy!

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    1. mytakeoneverything9, he was pretty awesome and his stroke and death were simply devastating. I still miss his humor, that grin, and those twinkling blue eyes. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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    1. jyothisdayout.com, Exactly. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment!♥

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  9. Food for thought! Sorry about your Dad. :-(

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    1. Debbie, thank you for stopping in and for your kind comments! ♥

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  10. We try to see ourselves as masters of our destiny but actually, that couldn't be further from the truth....only HE knows....wonderfully written....

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    1. Fuchsiaoutbursts, well said. I usually look at things like this as a wake up call. It taught me to trust in Him more than in myself. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  11. That is so true! Only HE knows it all !

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    1. Jyotsna, I am so pleased you enjoyed my post. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  12. Very profound. I am yet to add anything to it because it felt so complete Kathy..

    Richa

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    1. Richa, I am so pleased you liked it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  13. Profound and poignant, Kathy!! Yes, Only HE knows it all!

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    1. Shilpa, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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    1. Ruchira, I am so pleased you liked it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. A sad but profound truth... Man proposes, God disposes!

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    1. Mina, well said! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments ! ♥

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  16. Never challenge God. He knows everything but doesn't say anything.

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    1. Kalpana, boy you can say that again! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  17. Honestly, God knows all. But we mortals forget about his existence time and again...our wavering, fickle minds love to believe that our strengths will never fade or falter. Only when a tragedy strikes we become a lil more conscious of his existence.

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    1. Jini, isn't that the truth? We get so caught up in the everyday of our lives we tend to forget as you say. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Talya, he was. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. God has his own way of teaching..True,only He knows all !

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    1. payal, very true and always in His time. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my post. ♥

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  20. I would say absolutely well written prompt on life.

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    1. vishalbheeroo, I am so pleased you enjoyed my post. Thank you for stopping in and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  21. I loved this take on the prompt Kathy. Man proposes and god disposes!

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    1. sunita, well that is certainly one way to put it! LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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