Going to see my folks for their 66th Anniversary and Dad's 90th birthday was difficult. My first time to see my mom in a "memory care unit," and I didn't know what to expect.
But you made it great.
My parents have this deep and abiding love, that probably few will know- especially with the years they have had together. You can see the pure contentment they have around each other. But you bring them a different joy.
Your mom said something that struck, "Having JJ at this point in their lives is like the sweetness in the end."
My son- the dessert in life.
You are that for us too, son. We have had a great life, but you are the sweet that gives us so much joy and smiles. Thank you,
|Dad said to mom, "I'm sorry it has to be this way." Mom said to dad, "These 66 years have been my pleasure."|
|Nothing makes people smile like a happy boy with a balloon|
|Two days later, even at the 90th birthday- the balloons are back and everyone is all smiles|