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, August 24, 2011

Sometimes It Is Enough To Just Watch Him Sleep...

My youngest brother E____ went to visit Dad today.  Dad was fast asleep, sleeping like a baby.  Dad looked so relaxed and peaceful, my brother decided not to wake him.  Instead he sat with Dad and just watched him sleep...

5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That gave your brother time to think and reflect, I'm sure.

Pat said...

Just being near him is enough.

irishoma said...

Sometimes just being there is enough.
Donna V.

Linda O'Connell said...

There is a peacefulness to sitting quietly and reflecting.

janis said...

I was able to sit w a Hospice patient, with the end stages of Alzheimer as well as Congested Heart Failure. He awoke terrible frightened. Not remembering me, fearful that his loving wife was not here. I was able to calm him, take his hand, and sooth him back to sleep. Before he feel asleep, he looked at me & thanked me. He held my hand while sleeping.