We started a tradition in our family once my sisters and I got married. It happened once our husbands became dads that we would make Father's Day their special day. Not wanting to leave our dad out of the celebration we decided to celebrate with him on his own separate day taking him out to dinner with just the girls, ‘his darling daughters’ as my mom always refers to us. It’s our special time to visit one-on-one away from the rambunctious energy our wonderful family creates when we all get together.
Our moments now spent together have more meaning than ever before as my Dad’s Alzheimer’s disease has progressed.
Although he’ll remember our time together in the present it will pass.
What I’ve come to accept is taking pleasure in the times together and enjoy how happy dad is in the moment and whether he remembers later, I will cherish in my heart for always…xo, B.