Conversations with Dad

The other day, I took my dad out on some errands and asked him a few questions about his childhood. Usually, he can recall more from his long-term memory bank than short-term…typical of Alzheimer’s. Today, he couldn’t answer any of my questions.

Little slips, little slips.

So, after running out of things to say, I turned on the radio to 102.1 FM (my favorite station). A Christmas carol was playing–just instrumental–“O Come, All Ye Faithful.” To my surprise, my dad belted out the words! Right on tune, didn’t miss a beat! Or mix up a single word.

I glanced over at my dad, singing away at the top of his lungs in my mini-van, and felt that catch-in-the-heart feeling. A sweet moment locked in my memory.

About Suzanne

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.