A mother/wife leaves her family to go take care of her father,who had a stroke, who she felt loved birds more than he loved her t He is a birdwatcher and gets his daughter and grandson interested in it.
Karen Mcbride father suffers a stroke, Karen rushes home to take care of him. The father loved birds more than family. Her children nearly grown and her rock of a husband , Tom angry with her for not giving more of herself. She has the feeling that if she could only connect with her father , somehow her relationships would all make sense.
This story is about a woman going home to care for her father even though she feels he never really loved her. I thought it was touching and well written. It's about looking for the love others have diffuculting expressing to us.