Posts tagged alzheimer's
In Case I Forget...

In case I forget...  Remind me who you are.  You, and your love for me make me everything that I am.

I'm scared...  I don't want to forget.  I don't want to be confused.  I don't want to scare you, or make you cry.  I don't mean to hurt you, or make you mad.  Please be patient with me.  It's me... I'm your dad.  I'm your husband... I gave you my all.  I don't mean to forget you.  Even if I don't know your name, or your face... My heart will always remember.

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Prayers for Favor - A Daily Meditation Prayer from my Dad

Our usual phone conversation this past Sunday brought all of my emotions back up to the surface.  "I try to keep a positive attitude." he says.  "There's no point in feeling sorry for yourself, just trying to keep my mind active... I've been working on getting back into writing."   This makes my eyes swell, and a painful knot begins to grow in the back of my throat, just like when I was a kid, and he had just caught me doing something that I wasn't supposed to...

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