Dad had Parkinson's & Dementia. Both horrible & they go hand in hand. When he was first put into a facility he was pretty advanced & it didn't take long before he couldn't speak anymore. I left Thunder Bay in 2007 & by the time I went back a year later he was pretty bad :(
Yesterday I was in Safeway & an older man walked past me, I had to do a double take as he looked so much like my dad. Same build, same balding head, glasses, he even dressed similar. It hit me hard & I teared up, right in the isle way. I really had to concentrate on snapping out of it or I would have actually started bawling right there.
Later last night my sister posted on Facebook that she had just woken from a dream with my dad in it. She cried & cried because it was so real. When I told her I had also had a "dad" experience as well, she said that in the dream it was only herself & I who were talking. So after nothing, both of us had an experience on the same day, just hours apart.
I wonder what dad is trying to tell us :)
I am always posting pictures of dad before he got sick but I'm going to post a couple when he was quite advanced. This is my blog, my diary, I didn't post them before because I thought people would find them too awful..... but I don't care, this is dad, this is what the horrible disease did to him, this is how I remember him & it sucks. It doesn't bother me anymore to see them, enough time has passed, I just know I miss him. He was a sensitive, generous, man who loved nature & birds. I have gotten that from him, Debra as well. Funny, we are the 2 that were "visited" by him yesterday .
|Dad's Birthday, March 19 2010|