He is in a nursing home.
He is only 64.
This breaks my heart because he is DAD to me and has been for the past 24 years.
I have never really known what to get him for gifts and now it is even more difficult to figure out what will make him smile.
His collection of shirts is the envy of all who see it.
Here are a few of his shirts:
I wanted to get him this shirt by Aunt Becky but I am pretty sure it wouldn’t go over well at the nursing home…or with my Mother-in-Law
I decided to draw him a picture.
Dad has always loved trains.
When he was well, he gave my son a Brio train set. He was soooo happy to be able to give that to my son.
We recently gave it to Chandler’s cousin and Dad was happy again to see another grandchild inherit the gift. Even with his dementia being as progressed as it is, he was completely aware of how special it was to see Chandler give his gift to his little cousin. Dad talked about the time when he gave it to Chandler with perfect clarity and he had a big smile on his face. It was wonderful.
I was going to draw a picture of a real train but I decided that Dad would be happier with a picture that reminded him of that Brio set and all that it means to us.
So I drew him this. It just needs a frame.
I really think he is going to like it!!
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