The Lord’s Gift During My Father’s Dementia

Posted: February 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Daddy did not recognize me as his daughter the last year of his life. Mom said he thought I was one of his cousins. Although I spent many hours grieving the loss of my dad’s memory of me, I was reminded of the deep friendships that I have with my cousins…so I made a decision to embrace him…as a cousin! I spent more time with Daddy the last year of his life than I ever remember spending with him growing up. Dementia is a thief, but the Lord sent me a gift as I walked this new path with Daddy. We laughed and joked and had the silliest times…just like cousins would! I made pictures of him every time we were together. We had so much fun! Doctors said his dementia was reversible, so in many ways it felt like I was “killing time” until the normal returned. But…we didn’t get to see if the “normal” would return because Daddy died suddenly on November 23. I’m heartbroken to lose my dad who had become a dear friend. I’m so grateful that I spent so much time with him over the last year. It is a gift that I will cherish forever. I will always be his daughter, but I’ll never forget the year we spent as cousins.

This picture makes me melt.

This picture makes me melt. I wish I had more pictures of us but I was usually the one taking pictures. I should have made some selfies. He would have thought I was crazy!! 🙂

  1. sunsetdragon says:

    He knew you and you were not a range in his eyes and this was such a precious gift. i am sorry for your loss.

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