Evanescence is a great word. For you wordinastas out there, it means “fading from sight, vanishing.” Every single day, I have had at least one evanescent moment with my dad, in which he is lucid and clearly himself. It fades away quickly, but… I caught it! In fact, now I’m looking for them, kind of like markers, to remind me of the Lord’s presence in the midst of this crummy disease.
Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.