Monday, October 8, 2012

Milestones


Tomorrow is my father's 80th birthday. Once that would have seemed like such an important milestone in his life, as it would be for most people.

Today, though, the milestones are different, thanks to Alzheimer's.

He smiled and laughed? So thankful.

He was able to eat on his own? Tremendous news.

He remembered our names? Such sweet, sweet joy.

These are the things that make us happy now, and we celebrate these milestones for the gifts that they are.

Happy birthday, Dad. We love you.

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