Waiting for Roger who will drive Dad to his day program. He and I are having this conversation as I feed Momma her breakfast: “Now where will they be taking me today? Is it a school that I’m going to?” Seeming eager but anxious, he has no recollection of this place where he has spent the majority of mornings over the last 3 years. Dad wants to know: “Do they have music there?” And wonders, as if he’ll be riding a public bus for the first time, “Do I just hand him the fare?” Yes there’ll be music. The old tunes you love. And there is no fare. You just get to enjoy the ride. He settles contentedly back into his chair after such reassurances, peering out the window onto a gorgeous day waiting for the unknown to carry him off. My heart is aching watching him. For the courage he has to face this oblivion. For the trust he has to let it take him.
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