Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Friday, June 17, 2016

My dad......

Father's Day is Sunday and I want to give Honor to my Dad for being such a wonderful, loving dad.

My dad has always been strong .....He was a " John Wayne" type of man.   He loved his hats and boots!!  Rarely did he go anywhere without his cowboy hat on!  All he needed was a sheriffs Badge!  LOL

Alzheimer's has taken so much away from this once super outgoing man.   I go to the nursing home almost every day, and even though he has been there for a year and a half still isn't any easier to walk in and see him so helpless.   However, he is in a great facility and they take such good care of him!!  I am thankful....

Mylee went with me this morning and even though my dad does not know her name....He is always thrilled to see her when she comes.   He knows that she belongs to him someway....but, he just can't connect that she is his great-granddaughter.

Even though this disease has distorted his memory, I can still see {and feel} his love for me.....his beautiful blue eyes stare at me and over and over again, he tells me how much he loves me.  It Blesses my heart when he says "I know who you are....You are my daughter."

I am thankful for each day, to be able to go visit him and to hear his voice.   

I love this man!



Terra Hangen said...

This is a nice post about your dad, and sweet that he knows who you are. Alzheimers is a rough condition, that is for sure. We have experienced that with a relative.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those are such precious times.I remember all too well,when my Dad could only look at me and hold my hand.

Ginny Hartzler said...

He is such a handsome man! The Alzheimer's..I went through it with my grandmother and it almost killed me.It is so hard. You are such a strong and loving woman!

Linda Kay said...

Having known so many with Alzheimers, my heart goes out to you. It's very hard for loved ones.

Betsy Adams said...

This made me cry.... I'm happy that you still 'have' him --but sad at what has happened to him. There's just nothing worse than Alzheimer's I don't think.... Bless his heart. Glad he is in a good facility though....

God Bless You on this Father's Day...


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