My uncle had Alzheimer’s, and about a decade later, Dad was also diagnosed with it. So it pretty much runs strong on one side of the family.
One day many years ago, my cousin was both teary-eyed and smiling.
“Last week,” she said, “Dad (my uncle) was having breakfast and picked up the fork. He stared at it for quite some time, and then he started to comb his hair with it.” She said she didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. My heart broke.
Years later after Dad was diagnosed with the disease, he would ask me if I was his daughter or who I was. It was terribly heartbreaking.
But life goes on. We have the memories… until it lasts.
The only memory I would like to stay intact is that of Jesus. That He will be there for me whatever comes.
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