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...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A rose for "Pops"...


My youngest brother went to see "Pops" today, bringing him a rose from his garden.

He said Dad must have smelled it at least twenty times.

Dad told him, his visit was a life saver....

Dad's mouth looked dry and he seemed very thirsty, so my brother gave him some water, which he drained from the cup. Dad's delicious lunch of beef stew, cucumbers, tapioca pudding, cornbread, ice cream, milk, coffee and more water, arrived about five minutes later. Dad's meals are always a high light of his day...

They chatted about my brother's job.  Dad told him he needed to keep up with technology and my brother agreed.  Dad told him about a Christmas card he had for my brother and the top 10 things my brother was grateful for. My brother read Dad his top 10 list... Unfortunately, I was unable to reach my brother to ask about the card and what my brother's top 10 list included...

When my brother told Dad, it was time for him to go, Dad asked, "Can I come with you?"  It was difficult for my brother to talk, hearing Dad's request.  Gracefully, lovingly, he told Dad he would see him next time and gave him love and hugs. Dad returned the love and thanked him again for the visit...

3 comments:

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Donna, you have a wonderful ability to identify the tiny observations that hold so much importance. I'm so glad you're collecting these in a blog. Someday you'll be so thankful--even more so than now.

Donna B said...

Thank you Linda, I really appreciate that compliment coming from you, a published authoress, and as a woman who has been "through it", who knows and is sensitive to it.

Cindi said...

donna.. youre more than welcome to join painting friends.. just go to paintingfreinds.com and sign in. put me as your referring person and ill let you in.. since things are kinda busy these days, it could take me a day or so, but i promise ill get thre.. would love to have you join!! merry merry!