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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that this year, even though it ends in unlucky thirteen, will be boisterous, prosperous and any other fun -ous that you might pursue.

Many of you have continued to keep my dad and our family in your prayers as he struggles with his final illness. I wish to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. His condition continues to worsen, sadly, and the biggest issue at the moment is his dementia. I am told by the professionals that this is a normal effect of the cancer and that there is little to be done. He will have some lucid periods, but he will continue to lose his ability to remember or to comprehend basic tasks.

The worst effect of his dementia is my inability to effectively to communicate with him. He doesn't remember our conversations even minutes after they happen. And he is completely unable to learn how to use his cell phone. This is hard for me because I want him to know that I am trying to stay in touch, but he simply can't comprehend it all.

I want to reiterate here my pledge to be a kinder person this year. Aunt Junie says to kill 'em with kindness and she is right. I have been shown such grace and love during this period and I hope that I can share the kindness that I have received with others, be they friend or stranger.

Best wishes to everyone in this hopeful new year.


Anonymous said...

I have faced the death of many relatives..I know the pain..stay strong my are in my thoughts


Kevin Sutton said...

Thank you for those kind words. I do so appreciate it.