Thanks, Jeanne. I’m not what you’d call an emotional person, but this week has been tough. I moved away from my family at sixteen, and haven’t seen any of them in 10 years, but this week, the childhood memories have sneaked up on me.
My hubs is 4 years younger than me and has always been a go-getter, always working hard on something. But in the last year, I’ve watched him go downhill mentally and physically. We used to tease him about missing his calling as a lawyer because he was so detailed oriented. Now, he forgets simple shortcuts that would make whatever he’s doing simpler, his strength has vanished, and he’s aged well beyond his years. It’s as if he’s given up, and that hurts worse than anything. But I don’t dare say anything to him about it because it aggravates him. His doctors seem to think it’s normal, and he’s satisfied with their opinion. All I can do is watch and keep silent.
w/a Merit Fynn