When my dad read the letter, he started tearing up. I never saw my dad cry before, and honestly it was so impossible not to tear up with him. He looked so happy and delighted to receive the card I made him.
He hugged and thanked me. I also remember him saying,
“You’re becoming more and more like your mother everyday, I love you Flora”.
So I finished my letter and I’m planning to give it to my dad tomorrow but I don’t know why I feel so nervous! I tried my best to make it pretty, but its nothing compared to my mother’s cards. I hope he likes it!
I’ve been spending most of my time everyday at the hospital with my father. He’s still the same as before. He keeps telling me the same lame jokes he did when I was still a kid. But every time he laughs, I can’t stop myself from laughing with him, and every time I do, it reminds me of what the doctor said. And just then, I knew what I had to do.
In order for my dad to remember me throughout the years, I want to capture as many moments of us together, as possible.
My dad was always fond of cards. He once mentioned that my mother used to make him cards every year for every occasion.
I feel that if I were to make him something similar, he would like it very much.
My father means the world to me and I’ll do whatever it takes to keep him from forgetting me.
I feel like the only thing I could do for my father is to be by his side as much as possible before he starts losing his memory.
What should I do now?
So after the whole incident with my dads stroke the other day, the docs told me that he might also have Alzheimer’s… I don’t know the details, but it seems that in the years to come, his memory will only deteriorate. They told me that one day he might not even remember me… I don’t exactly know how to help him. As of right now, he still remembers who I am but I can’t imagine a day where my own father can’t even recognize my face. I don’t think ill be able to face it… I just feel so sad right now and I don’t know who to turn too.
Today I got a call from the hospital at 2:30 pm and apparently my dad had a stroke while at the bank. I drew a blank when I received that call… And honestly, I don’t even remember what the lady said on the phone… All I could remember was trying to get to the hospital not knowing what to think. They said that his heart stopped beating at one point… I’m so scared. I already lost my mom at an early age and I can’t afford to lose my dad too. I’ve always just had my dad, I cant imagine a day without him.