Happy Mother’s Day! I’m your son and this is dad (your husband for the last 42 years)

Today is Mother’s Day! This is the first Mother’s day when mom did not know who my father was. I’m not sure if she really knew who I was, when I said good morning to her today. 

My mom has always been there for me in my life. It’s my turn to be here for her.

My Mom thinks she works for my father and wants to go home. Last night, she asked me to take her home to her husband I took my mom to the store and drove her back home. When she walked into the house, she recognized my father and was happy to be home with her husband. 

This morning when my parents woke up, my mom was fully dressed in bed. (she even had her shoes on) My mom must have woke up during the night and got dressed. I’m not sure how much she slept last night, she has been been falling asleep on and off today in the chair. I’m so glad we put an alarm on the house. It helps me sleep at night.

This morning, we were getting ready to go out for breakfast and leaving the house. My mom said that she was looking forward to seeing her husband; my dad was right behind her. When my dad got into the car, I reintroduced him as her husband and she seemed to know who he was. 

We had a nice breakfast today. Both of my sisters called my mom today and wished her a Happy Mother’s Day! 

Mom – You may not always know who I am; but I’m your son and I will always love you. I will be here for you and dad and will do everything that I can to help you. 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!



About Richard Kenny

My Mom has Alzheimer's and I help my Dad with caregiving!
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2 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day! I’m your son and this is dad (your husband for the last 42 years)

  1. Kate Swaffer says:

    Hi Richard,
    Thanks for joining my blog, and to frangipani (?) for leading us to each others. This is a wonderful tribute to your mum and dad, and especially to YOU and brought tears to my eyes. Your last words echo those of my children, and are hard to read when I know what’s ahead of us. We visited my father in law on Mothers Day (mum died 7 years ago) and we all cried. He has advanced lewy bodies dementia, but was having a ‘good’ day when he knew us and was aware and speaking quite well. Keep writing; as much as it hurts to read it as a person with dementia, it helps to keep me grounded and aware of the world my husband and kids are in.
    Regards, Kate

    • Kate, Thanks for sharing your story! I’m still learning how to deal with everything. We still have more good days than bad; more good hours than bad. Some days, she knows everyone and is very alert, other days she has confusion.

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