A Prayer to the Night

When his memory begins to fade,

fill my heart with gratitude for the wonderful years we have had.

When he looks at me with tears in his eyes and sorrow in his heart,

give me compassion and empathy.

When he is frustrated with himself for new-found clumsiness,

give me gentle patience.

When his pace slows,

let me hold his hand and walk by his side.

When I am afraid and overwhelmed,

let me be love for him,

pure and simple.

11 thoughts on “A Prayer to the Night

  1. Amen. We love them to the ends of the universe and back. Treasure every second you have. Blessings to both of you

  2. Yes this is so hard. My brother is going through this with his wife – she is fairly well advanced now. Do take any help which is available and suitable or you will wear yourself out long before he wears out. My brother refuses all assistance and refuses to leave her side. It is wearing him down badly and he may well be unable to look after her soon. Then she will have to go into the rest home care he so desperately wants to avoid. All the best to both of you and treasure the wonderful memories you have.

  3. Love and hugs to you and Dan……your thoughts and words are so beautiful! Your love for one another is so true and deep. Take each day as it comes and make the most of every single moment. I have seen this take over my dad and mother-in-law. If you ever need to talk feel free. I keep you and Dan in my daily prayers! 🙏🏻🤍💕 Nothing will halt the progression but meds will slow the progression…..seek the best doctors for your love knowing that you have already done so. Please reach out to me me if you need anything.

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