Alzheimer’s held an ugly grip
Upon the last days of his life
A loving man for many years
No longer knew his wife
Silent tears were many
As I watched him disappear
No longer the daddy I knew
His eyes held confusion and fear.
“I have to go home, will you take me?”
“If only I could,” were my thoughts.
How I longed to bring back the memories
Of the children and wife he had lost.
Gone were the memories of family
Gone were the days of such joy
Helpless I watched him regressing
From a daddy to little boy.
Yet there remained a sweetness
For in his big heart was the Lord
Drawing all close to his bedside
Eyes sparkled as once before.
“I know I’m going to see Jesus,
He’s waiting there now for me.
When I finally get there,
From all pain He’ll set me free.”
Smiling I held his hand gently
As angels ushered him home
No longer the fear and confusion
Now he knows as he’s known.
© 2005 Marie Williams