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...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Singing Sombreros....

My sister visited Dad.  He is still wearing his sombrero.  Maybe Doctor-Doctor gave it to him?  Dad was in his wheel chair, in the activity room, getting ready to sing church songs.  She took him outside on the patio to enjoy the strawberry shake she had bought him.

It was a beautiful, blustery day.  My sister said it had rained last night and some this morning.  The sky was an incredible blue with lots of fluffy clouds.  Dad had shorts on and with the cold strawberry shake, he was chilled.  Doctor-Doctor came out to say hi, and when she saw Dad she quickly ran back inside to get him a blanket.

Here is a picture of Dad and his Angel, Doctor-Doctor.  Look how well Dad looks!!  He is just flat out amazing how quickly he heals!!!



He had his sombrero and mask on, but it was OK to take it off once he was on the patio.  Dad laughed heartily every time Doctor-Doctor rolled her "R's" and said, "Mariachi" to him. 
She really brightens his day and it is so easy to see her genuine affection for him.

Dad began to spin a story of how he had played a round of golf with his "ladies" and how he blasted a ball with a 5 iron, getting a hole in one.  He boasted how his score was so much better than everyone else.  My sister listened intently, smiling with joy and so grateful he seems back to his happy self...

Dad heard everyone singing and wanted to return so he could join them in song. My sister wheeled him back in and kissed him good bye.  She hugged him big enough for the entire family
and told him how much everyone loves him.

9 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a great photo! Doctor-Doctor looks like the angel she is!

That corgi :) said...

what a priceless picture of your dad and his smile next to his Doctor-Doctor Angel; he does look remarkably well with his healing! it was cool down here today; glad she brought him a blanket!

always nice to read about the special people who visit your dad and those who take care of him who do a great job at it :)

betty

gayle said...

Your dad looks so good!! I can't believe how well he has healed!!

Mari said...

He looks great! He really did heal well. I'm so glad to see a picture of Doctor Doctor. Now I can put a face to her when you write about her.

Lily Robinson said...

Finally got a chance to catch up with you...

Glad your dad is feeling well now. Hope all you home plans work out the way you want.

Betty said...

Yes, he is healing really well. I´m glad. Thanks for the pic of "Doctor Doctor", now I can really see how much he likes her.

Carol............. said...

Hi, Donna.

Your dad looks happy in the picture and the Sombrero is perfect. I imagine he had a lot of fun that day.

I answered your question about the strawberries on my post's comment page. Hope that helps.

penjandrum said...

What a great photo. He looks so good, and happy compared with the last photo. Love the sombrero, no wonder he wanted to sing!
Penny

Pauline said...

It's wonderful to see a photo of you dad looking so happy and with his Angel beside him. It must be a comfort to know someone so caring is by his side!