It is sad to see him slipping away-
He just sits in his chair all through the day.
When he gets up he doesn’t know where to go-
Hanging on to the furniture he moves very slow.
I call him to eat & he moves toward the table-
However he is very shaky & very unstable.
I shake the glass/cup so he sees where it is-
He does not know that it is his.
When he leaves the living room to go to bed-
He puts his hand on my shoulder & then he is led.
He shakes & twitches before he goes to sleep-
He no longer calls out my name- from bed, I no longer have to leap!
Our children are familiar but their names he does not recall-
As he walks, he is very hesistant – afraid he might fall.
His sight has failed, very little does he see-
Shadows & light & dark are seen only by he.
It is sad to watch him slipping day by day-
I am thankful to have him with me this long – thanks do I pray!