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  1. His Kid says:

    My Dad had dementia for the last 10 years of his life and we found that he had not “lost” his memories. He just wasn’t able to access them as he could before. There were times, though, that we found a “back door” to his memories and enjoyed re-visiting them when that happened. Once I asked him if it bothered him that he couldn’t remember things as well as he used to and he answered (with a smile), “why should it bother me?” I was stunned by his response but inspired by it, too. He was content with living in the moment and (because he was surrounded with loved ones who walked that journey with him), he seemed to have a peace about it. Those of us who have parents with this disease can’t help but wonder if we will have the same fate, so I find myself praying that if it does happen, that I will be as peaceful in that part of my life’s journey as my Dad was. He’s my hero…. here’s a link to a song that I recorded in honor of him called “The Treasure House of Man”:

  2. Michael says:

    His Kid,

    That was beautiful, my friend…you honored him well.

  3. His Kid says:

    Thanks, Michael…I encourage you to look for those beautiful moments you will have with your Mom as you walk out this journey alongside her. They may be rare, but are so precious when they happen. It’s not an easy journey, but I’m grateful I was able to be beside him through it.

  4. bob1 says:

    That’s a beautiful and love-filled reflection, Michael. I think your mom is fortunate to have such a kind, loving son. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Captain Kevin says:

    Beautiful, Michael.

  6. Michael says:

    bob1, CK…thank you.
    We sadly are not close…sometimes love looks like duty, but it pleases God.

  7. Em Wegemer says:

    “Love looks b like duty!” AMEN
    This week I watched a drag queen cavorting up and down the aisle of an Episcopal church with the congregation encouraging him on. Fright wig, short skirt that showed his panties when he twirled. It must have been a jolt to the true followers of our Lord.
    This morning I read 2Peter chapter 2. Scary warning.
    God keep you, Michael, as you walk the path that I once walked with my mother.

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