In Gratitude of a Father’s Service to His Country

I likely won’t get through this without crying, but Veteran’s Day was never about celebration anyway, so I’m okay with that. Every┬áVeteran’s Day, I’ve known exactly whom I wanted to honor. Stationed behind enemy lines as an Air Force aircraft mechanic during the Korean Conflict, my father was the bravest, most stoic man I knewContinue reading “In Gratitude of a Father’s Service to His Country”

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”

Girls Don’t Do That

One of my earliest memories of my father is of me when I was probably three or four years old sitting on the edge of the tub talking nonstop while my father shaved. He never said much; in fact, I doubt he had a chance. But he was a willing sounding board to the imaginationsContinue reading “Girls Don’t Do That”

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”