Papa and Patrick

Known to his thirty grand and great grandkids as “Papa,” this is a glimpse of my father’s tenderness.  This is a sweet moment he shared with my son, Patrick, when he was just two years old.  My father has always been generous with his love, affection and humor, especially with the little kids.

Even now, with Alzheimer’s, seeing the kids– even just their pictures– lights up his face.  I am so grateful that he can still experience that joy, and to know the joy of a lifetime of his love.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month.  The Alzheimer’s Association provides great info and support.  Learn more here.