I am asked on a regular basis, "How is your Dad doing?" My answer is always the same. He is happy. I have not noticed much change in him since he went to the nursing home in February 2014. Both of my parents went into ICU at the same time. Both were there for 5 days. Both left on the same day. My mother went to be with her Savior and Lord, Jesus, and my father went to the nursing home.
One of my sisters has lived in Hawaii for the past 25 years. She hasn't seen our father since February. She saw him yesterday and said, "his health has declined. " Since I see him regularly, I cannot see it. It is like watching your children grow. When you are with them it is hard to notice the changes.
Donna and I used to measure them on the kitchen wall. We would draw a line with a pencil and date it. We did this anytime we thought we saw a growth spurt. It was a beautiful experience watching those lines crawl up the wall. When we left house after they had all moved out, that was one of the things we cried about.
The good news is that Dad still knows who I am. He is somewhat in his own world but he is still happy. As long as he is happy I'll be happy.
God loves you and so do I!
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