Conversations with Dad

I’ve been taking Dad to church the last few weeks, since Mom is out of commission (broke hip healing nicely, thank you).

Each week, as the ushers prepare to pass the collection plate, Dad pulls out his wallet and shakes his head, embarrassed.

He has no cash in his wallet, for obvious reasons.

But letting that collection plate pass by bothers him, so I tuck a few dollars into his hand so that he can make his contribution.

Like other times, I am so touched by the patterns in my dad’s life that are holding strong, despite his weakening mind.

Even with Alzheimer’s, Dad has a knack for getting the “right things right.”

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.