My Daddy handed this to kerry and I yesterday at the house and he spoke no words other than I found this the other day and wanted to show yall.
AN ALZHEIMER POEM
DO NOT ASK ME TO REMEMBER
DON'T TRY TO MAKE ME UNDERSTAND.
LET ME REST AND KNOW YOUR WITH ME.
KISS MY CHEEK AND HOLD MY HAND.
IM CONFUSED BEYOND YOUR CONCEPT.
I AM SAD AND SICK AND LOST .
ALL I KNOW IS THAT I NEED YOU
TO BE WITH ME AT ALL COST.
DO NOT LOSE YOUR PATIENCE WITH ME,
DO NOT SCOLD OR CURSE OR CRY
I CAN'T HELP THE WAY IM ACTING.
CAN'T BE DIFFERENT THOUGH I TRY.
JUST REMEMBER THAT I NEED YOU.
THAT THE BEST OF ME IS GONE.
PLEASE DONT FAIL TO STAND BESIDE ME,
LOVE UNTIL MY LIFE IS DONE.
I am from a big and close family, we don't always like each other but we always love each other. And I am talking about my extended family there are alot of us. I have my Aunt Mary and Uncle Bob, Aunt Margie and Uncle Richard, Uncle Freddy and Aunt Joyce, Aunt Sara and Uncle Bill that all still have each other....healthy. These were the brothers and sisters that my parents were with all the time, they raised all of us kids together and when things come up like this weekend New Years Eve and I know that they are all going to a New Year's Eve dance just like they have done for years, and like on Christmas Day when my daddy leaves at 4:00 to relieve the nurse we have staying with mom , you can see all the looks on everyones faces, you see my daddys sisters fighting back tears , you see cousins fighting back tears and you even see uncles clear their throats, look away....things are just different without her there. Then I know they are watching out the window as daddy and his three girls, Kim , Kristy and Kerry walk out to the truck with him and we also know that they know there are hardly any words spoken because if your mouth opens you will start to cry so you just all look at each other , hug each other , love you daddy, I will talk to you when we get home...and then you watch him drive away.....those are all the things that make one think, this just isn't fair!!!! My daddy still like to go out dancing , but he can't get a nurse, what is he supposed to be...the third leg???