Today would have been my father’s 82nd birthday. He is so missed each and every day, but I am thankful that Alzheimer’s didn’t keep him trapped in a diseased world for any longer than it did.
But today is a reminder of why I have become an Alzheimer’s awareness advocate. I have become a more compassionate, aware person thanks to my father. To honor my father, and to help those who are going through the same thing with their own parents is now part of my life’s mission. I can no longer give my dad birthday gifts in this world, but trying to make a difference and battling the terrible disease of Alzheimer’s is a gift I will continue to give for the rest of my life.
I’ve posted this before, but I want to share again this montage of photos and my dad singing to me when I was a baby.
5 responses to “Today would have been Dad’s 82nd birthday”
Your Father sang beautifully and what a treasure to have this recording of him singing to you. My Father played the alto saxophone like Johnny Hodges. Thank you for sharing your Dad’s birthday in such a sweet way.
My best friend from college plays the sax, such a wonderful instrument.
wonderful video and hugs.
Wow, this brought tears to my eyes. My dad use to sing to me, too, but I don’t have such wonderful audio of him doing so. This is fantastic for you to have and to cherish. Happy Belated Birthday to your very handsome dad.
Thanks Lori! I was so grateful to be able to preserve the audio.