Tori, Tucker, Dad and Trista
He has been doing amazingly well these past few weeks and has really seemed more like himself, with a few exceptions....like trying to convince me that he won a car, or like not knowing what that black box that talks and has people in it...is!! (His TV)
Last week, I took him outside to sit on the porch for a little while. There were several birds flying around and as one flew past us, he said to me....."That wasn't a quail" "Quail don't fly like that. They make a fast fluttering sound when they fly!" Oh yes, I have heard many a Quail stories!!
Well...how about that!! When my dad was younger, he loved to go quail hunting. It was his "Big" sport! Amazing, how he remembers simple things he loved as a young man. He remembers hunting trips, fishing trips, riding his horse to town and back, and surprisingly.....he can name all 14 of his brothers and sisters! Yep...BIG FAMILY!
We sat there a little longer and then he patted me on the arm and said: "You see that fence? I could climb over that thing and catch me a ride to Chandler!" REALLY, was my reply!
The fence is about 10 feet tall and for someone that shuffles their feet when they walk, I would think that this would be quite a challenge!!! lol. Not for him, in his slowly deteriorating mind.
A few weeks ago, I decorated his room for the Fall season and I bought an orange bedspread to go on his bed. He has been so excited about it and he loves to tell everyone that he has a new blanket on his bed. Only thing is.......he tells everyone that some man came in his room and just gave it to him!! lol at this too!!
I'm thankful for the joy that I have each day, as I sit in his room and listen to the things that his mind comes up with.
Yes....we have had numerous NEW cars and trucks....We have traveled to California and back at least a dozen times....we have built so many barns that I can't even count them.....we've even been to heaven to visit with my mom!!! All of these things have been real in his mind and I've enjoyed being able to tag along each day.
It's a joyous ride and I look forward to many more adventures with my dad!!