Here is My A To Z Challenge. An adventure. My attempt at telling you my story. I care for my husband who has end-stage Parkinson's disease.
We have good days and we have bad days. Hope you will follow along....A TO Z!
Kinfolk come and kinfolk go.
I don't know why.
I need them so.
Some are missing from my life.
My kinfolk are either here or not.
They either support me or stay away.
The same can be said of Richard's.
It's like we never had them in the first place.
Just because we share the same genes
Doesn't mean they will be here for me
When times get hard
Some come and some stay away.
But I have lots of kisses.
More kisses than I can count.
His short term memory is short-term.
He often forgets what I have done.
He says I didn't kiss him.
When I know that I did.
But rather than argue I get up again
And kiss him over and over.
It is not what makes me feel knocked-down.
It is not what makes me cry.
It is the tiredness that seeps into my bones.
The things that make me sigh.
The times where I lay awake and watch.
To see his chest rise and fall.
The times I watch and wait and cry.
Before I can walk I learn to crawl.
The journey is a lonely one.
I feel I am walking all by myself.
I feel I have lost the battle.
The book will soon be on the shelf.
The bell will ring and end the final round.
The one where he will leave and I will be knocked down.