|Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson
|Hi patrick . I wondered how your motwer was. It,s nice you took her on vacation with you. I have my husbands ashes here at home and they are a comfort. ...M|
|Reviewed by Kathleen Janz-Anderson
|Your mother is so cute. You're a good son, and I'm sure she knows that.|
|Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader)
|Your poem is touching and particularly so for me. My dad died in 2008 and my mom, too, has Alzheimer's disease. She knows my dad passed away but on occasion will ask where he is. Beautiful post..
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|This is very meaningful and moving, Patrick... ...a beautiful offering. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Well done, Patrick|
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|your heart is beautiful...very beautiful
Thanks for touching mine with this lovely offering
You Are A Loving Blessing To Her
& I for one do not find her conversations with
his ashes creepy at all...this is deep
Love & Blessings
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
|Tender moments shared in this beautiful poem and lovely photo
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Aw! So sweet....and that pic of your Mom is adorable! I understand exactly what you're going through Patrick....
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Beautifully penned, Patrick; I don't find it morbid at all. At least she has him nearby; if she feels happy about it, then I'm all for it.
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Iíll celebrate what was,
In the man that we had
I had to do the same this Father's Day,
May the loving memories live on and on.
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Loving as feeling the soft petals of a
rose safe from thorns is your tribute!!!!
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I think folks with that dreaded disease have some remaining little inkling of the past, even though they cannot express it or maybe not understand it...e|
|Reviewed by Eileen Granfors
|A genuinely kind, brilliant, and loving man. I miss him too. We liked to yell at Spartan basketball together. Don't forget your mom has every right to talk to the urn since it's nicknamed "urnie" and your dad is Ernie!|
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Patrick, Sometimes, life can be cruel and sad. But, if not for the lowlights, would we ever fully appreciate the highlights.
For those of us who have a loved one going through it, Alzheimerís is awful to deal with, but I sometimes wonder if it isn't much kinder for the afflicted..... Sometimes, not always.
Getting old is awful. Living in a nursing home must be a scary way to "finish" out your life. Losing loved ones is dreadfully lonely at any age, but especially so when youíre in your twilight years. I sometimes wonder if Alzheimerís doesnít make our burdens - whatever they may be - less difficult to bear.
Love your poem, sorry I got so philosophical. Dick
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Thanks for thinking of her. I know she would think of you if she could. My father died in 2006. They had 62 years together. After 3 mini strokes, mom has aphasia and can't form her words while speaking or writing very well. However, she can read and is still sharp as a tack in her mind. She is also hard of hearing, so is greatly frustrated in communication. You have just told me I need to call her.
|Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
|I have my Mom and Dad'd ashes in my room too, for twenty five years and some, and the only thing that escapes from them is good memories, your Mom knows what she's doing where it counts, and so do you remembering them in such wonderful loving fashion. Bless ya!|
|Reviewed by Mark Lichterman
|Good, it's so good that you can remember your father with fond memories and wonderful words, and that your mother is coherent enough to also.... Good for both of you.
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
you both have dibs, I am glad she still remebers him so far. Your father is smiling down on your write, a fine tribute to them both.
|Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks
|Such a fine tribute. Your mom is lovely.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Beautiful done and rendered, Patrick.|