This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Let the sun warm all the parts that are cold...


Mom went to visit Dad after she got off work. She had to park down the street and walk to the nursing home because the parking lot was so full.  Dad was sitting on front of a window by the back door, soaking in the sun's warmth. Dad has been so grateful Mom was not getting remarried, so he very happy to see her. They chatted briefly, then she suggested they go to the lounge area, where my sister had taken Dad to visit.  Mom was able to sit and listen while Dad talked...

When his lunch arrived, they moved inside so Dad could enjoy his lunch.  Afterward, Dad asked the attendant to take him to the restroom, so he could brush his teeth.  Mom patiently waited, and when Dad returned, she could tell he had shaven Dad as well.

Dad seemed exhausted, closing his eyes and seemed a little short of breath.  Mom made sure he was alright, then bid him farewell.  Dad was in deed tired, as he did not even say good bye, so Mom knew he was wiped out...

I too love the warmth of the sun, particularly when it is cold outside.  It feels so good to lie in a patch of sun and feel the heat through the window.  Now I can sit in front of a sunny window, close my eyes, and pretend I am sitting next to my Dad sharing the warmth of the sun...

2 comments:

Mari said...

I love the photo. There is something restful for all of us in sitting in the sun. I'm thankful for another good visit for your Mom.

Donna B said...

Hi Mari, I know, I just love that pic too..."oh, to be a cat, napping in the window sill..."