Conversations with Dad

I spent quite a bit of time with Dad on Sunday and ended the day thoroughly exhausted.

I couldn’t figure out what made me feel so worn out. Dad isn’t unpleasant or difficult. He’s very appreciative–loves going to church or out on errands.

But I can’t stop thinking for a moment when I’m with him. He requires constant supervision.

For example, back at our house, my husband asked my dad if he wanted a glass of water, and Dad reached for a soap bottle. Steve lunged to grab it from him before Dad took a swallow.

We just can’t relax for a minute! I think that’s what causes the mental fatigue.

Dad would hate this. The one blessing of this disease (besides the fact that he is not in any pain) is that he has never truly realized what has been happening 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. Lindsey says:

    Wonder what would have happened if he drank the soap???

  2. Lily Ann says:

    My aunt stored her ziplock bags in the freezer. She was also convinced that the sweater went over the coat!!

  3. where’s my post? not writing the whole post out again lol you missed a typo mods