Conversations with Dad

As Dad and I were leaving church last Sunday, a woman came up to me and asked if my next book was out yet. I told her that it was, and that I had just put a few copies in the church bookstore.

Dad’s eyebrows shot up, interested.

“Dad, do you want to go see the book?” I asked, knowing the answer.

“Nope,” he said. “Another time.” He’s always in a hurry. Kind of a lifelong pattern.

Now, I know and accept that he has Alzheimer’s and I know he isn’t able to grasp the awareness that his daughter wrote a book.

But, still, I felt that familiar zing in my heart when I realize how far he has slipped into this disease.

I had wanted to show him that I dedicated the book to him.

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.


  1. Anonymous says:

    This broke my heart…. Karen J.