About The Video Of My Father And Our Dog

Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege of spending a little bit of time with my dad who is in the advanced stages of Alzheimers. I’ve written quite a few posts about our family’s journey through this terrible disease, and the support and care from family, friends and even strangers has been a comfort not onlyContinue reading “About The Video Of My Father And Our Dog”

The Most Beautiful Gift Of All

Today I saw love. True love – the kind that is full of patience, kindness, and gentleness. My father, who has advanced stage Alzheimer’s, has always been a quiet, gentle-natured man. He is the father who calmly read his newspaper while the neighborhood kids engaged in a water fight that often sloshed as much waterContinue reading “The Most Beautiful Gift Of All”

Promise You’ll Remember

Sometimes the most powerful reminders of what in life is actually important come from the most simple of phrases. Tonight I hugged my father, who is valiantly battling the loss of his own memories against his ever progressing dementia. He held me tight just long enough to say, “Be sure you remember this one, won’tContinue reading “Promise You’ll Remember”

Sometimes Words Aren’t Necessary

My dad and I have birthdays two days apart, so growing up we often shared one Red Velvet Cake. Somehow it made it more special. He’s been on my mind a lot this week, I think because our shared birthday is quickly approaching. He’ll be 81 and is struggling with some of the beginning stagesContinue reading “Sometimes Words Aren’t Necessary”