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.
He can be very mixed up.
Then some days he is so clear.
It is hard to know which it will be.
But he always knows me.
I am thankful for that.
He forgets he can't walk.
He forgets he has this disease.
He forgets what the date is,
Or the day of the week.
He hardly ever gets the year right.
When we asks him if he knows.
It's crazy how the brain works.
How it takes away certain things.
He always remembers his childhood.
But rarely remembers he read today's paper.
Or when was the last time he stood.
And both of us can get so moody.
Me more so than him.
He's always been so even.
And my patience can really wear thin.
It takes a lot of time, for everything he does
And I just want to rush him.
Then neither of us win.
It's usually when I'm pushing him.
That he gets moody, too.
But my biggest of worries has been money.
That we never have enough.
In the beginning it was so stressful.
He had always handled this stuff.
I had to learn all of the ins and outs.
And who he paid and when.
I've worked it out and now it's not too bad.
Then next month I get to worry again.
It's true what they say about money
It doesn't buy happiness, honey.