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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 11:15 AM

7. my dad

...had Alzheimer's disease and hadn't spoken in months. I was feeding him, changing him... all a privilege to give back to the man who had raised me.

We had taken care of him for 3 years in our home and it had just become impossible... The night before we had to take him to the nursing home, he looked up at me and said, "You did a good job."

I could barely answer, but I managed to croak out, "What?!"

"You did a really good job," he answered.

Dad lived for a year and a half more, and those were the last words he spoke to me. I'll never be able to put into words what that meant to me.

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