Conversations with Dad

My friend Kathy attends the same church as my brother and his wife–and where my parents go.

Last Sunday, the congregation prayed for Kathy and her husband, Jim, and sixteen-year-old son, Jack, because they’re going to Africa on a two-week mission trip. Starting today!

Yesterday, zooming around town on last-minute errands, Kathy called to tell me that when the minister asked people to come up and lay hands on them for prayer, my dad went right up and held Jim’s hand.


Even as my dad’s vocabulary and capabilities and awareness are disappearing, there is a part of him–his soul, perhaps?–that remains safe from Alzheimer’s.

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. Mocha with Linda says:

    That’s so great. I’m glad he’s still able to go to church and comprehend some of that.