First off… Michelle and I can’t begin to thank everyone enough for all of your kind words, uplifting thoughts and all the prayers we’ve received on our blog, Facebook and emails. The day after we shared with readers, my mom called me, all weepy and said,
“Did you see everything all those kind people wrote on your blog?”
“Yes, Mom. I did.”
“Funny, somehow it helps.”
Funny and awe inspiring how words from strangers can touch your life. Whenever there is a crisis, people materialize, ready to help and shoulder some of the burden. I have much faith in humankind 🙂
And now, an update… Although the decision to place Dad in a care facility was agonizing, he made the transition with little incident, and in many ways, he is now afforded more autonomy than he had at home. He has taken to the routine, enjoys being able to amble the halls, and the home is within a few miles of the houses of Michelle, my mom, and I, so frequent visits can easily be worked into our days. It seems we picked the right time to make this move. The relative ease of his transition has truly been a gift to everyone that loves Dad.
Michelle and I will be back next week. Again, thank you for all your support… “Funny, somehow it helps” 🙂