Jenni Inspired Me To Come Back

First of all, thank you to all of those folks who wrote me asking where I had gone and when I’d be back. It’s nice to know that you are interested in what I have to say about my experiences.

Secondly, I have a few reasons for taking this very long break from writing My Father Doesn’t Know Me Anymore. Most importantly, and the reason that most deeply affected me, is the fact that I felt a need to discuss certain issues that I did not feel safe discussing here. I censored myself for fear of upsetting anyone. And, I may or may not bring up those issues at a later date. I may disguise them as topics or I may relate my personal experiences with them. I don’t know how I will present them, but I will present them. For now, I’m just going to work on writing about those things that people have asked me to address.

I do owe you an update however. My father, JHP,JR, passed away Sept. 20, 2012. I’ll go into that long story in another posting. My hope is that I can have this blog up and running for the first anniversary of his death. I’d like to think he’d be proud of me for doing so, but he would probably be really ticked off that I stopped for so long.

As always, if you have any topics you want me to explore, please feel free to drop me a line.  I’m working with hindsight now and it’s amazing how similar the view.


2 responses to “Jenni Inspired Me To Come Back

  1. Thank you so much for returning! I had wondered if your Dad has died, but did not want to ask just in case you were not ready to talk about it. I don’t know what topics you think may upset people, but I will say that no one should condemn anyone until they have walked in those shoes. Those of us with parents with dementia of any form have a difficult row to hoe. Like you entitled your last post, we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t. You never know if you’re doing what is best for your parent and you have to weigh what is best for the parent against what is best for your own spouse and children. Sometimes, you feel that there is no right answer (and there may not be one); so, you just go on as best you can.


  2. I know what you mean about self-sensoring. . . I did the same. Sorry you had to leave your community here, but more importantly, I’m really sorry you lost your father. 😦 You’re coming up one a year, aren’t you? I am curious how you have been doing since. It’s such a hard thing, but a relief, too? It was and wasn’t for me.
    Missed you a lot, my cyberfriend!

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