I’d love my dad to be at my Christmas lunch.
This will be my first Christmas without him after he passed away in April 2012,
aged 85, after 19 years with dementia. It would be like the Christmases of my
childhood, with dad bringing in fresh veggies from the garden on Christmas
morning and mum cooking roast beef and Yorkshire puddings.
Most importantly of
all, it would mean my dad would get to meet the lovely man who has made my life
happy again. If I could have one more request, it would be that my boyfriend’s
family would join us for Christmas, all the way from South Africa (although not
sure why you would swap hot SA for cold England!). It would be a big family
Christmas with my dad at the head of the table – something I will only ever be able
to dream about now.
Thank you very much Beth Britton, d4dementia.blogspot.co.uk