Conversations with Dad

My friend Kathy sent this to me last Sunday…she attends the same church where my mom and dad are going. My brother and his family, too. They’re the delivery service for Dad since Mom is no longer driving Dad…anywhere.

I saw your mom and dad at church today – it was so sweet! Your dad and I chatted a bit…I got teary as I looked over at him and saw him singing with such joy when we sang the two traditional hymns (How Great Thou Art and Amazing Grace). Your mom seemed so good too..I will make sure to look for them on Sunday so I can give a hug and hello.

What seemed so touching is that it just seems like such a normal moment. I often wonder what these years with Dad would have been like if he didn’t have Alzheimer’s disease. I can’t think about that too much…cuz it doesn’t take much to feel a little cheated, for his sake and Mom’s. But if he weren’t ill, I think this is a pretty good idea of the best of those times.

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.

Comments

  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Glad you had a glimpse of that. I’m glad he’s still able to get out and go to church.

    You’ve been in my thoughts this weekend.