Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Dear Grandad.


The Heart
The Heart (Photo credit: petalouda62)
Today's blog is in memory of my Grandad. A great man, who's being was taken by the cruel disease, Alzheimer's.

Grandad,

There are many thing I wish that maybe I had had the chance to say, or this things I wish we could have done. I wish I had had more patience with you when you became difficult (although I did become very good at having the same conversation with you in cycles for several hours.)

You'd be getting worse since your first stroke when I was tiny. That and a heart bypass and the Alzheimer's, you were pretty much fighting a lot.

Although we knew you would eventually get to the point where you wouldn't know who we were, I didn't expect you to leave us so soon. Hell, when I got told you were in hospital I just thought it was one of those things (yet another stroke that you'd come back from, or a daft accident...)

I know that every stroke you had made you worse but you always seemed so chilled and although sometimes you found it difficult when you couldn't remember something, you never let it stop you. It was one of the most heart breaking things when I was told you'd asked what was wrong with you... although I tried to hold onto the fact that maybe you never remembered.

I miss you Grandad.


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