I recently read an article about a photographer who was documenting his father’s Alzheimers and the end of his life (see link below). It was touching for me as someone whose father died of dementia over 7 years ago. It is not easy to watch someone dying. To have him look at you and question you with his eyes as if to say what is going on, who are you?
I’m not sure how I feel about dementia. I can question God as to why He lets that happen. I can talk with my family about it. I can wonder will I have it when I am older? But I always go back to the fact that God is in control. No matter what we face in this life, we will be made new in the next one.
My daddy is up in Heaven now with a new mind. He’s telling God all his jokes and maybe he had some new ones!
Chris Burton says
Anyone who has been around a loved one suffering from dementia understands exactly what the photographs in this article depict… and the feelings that Laurel conveys in her thoughts. Becoming “invisible” to someone so important in our lives is painful, but comfort can be drawn from all the good memories and the promise of God’s loving arms wrapped around us all.