I used to buy you presents and take you on adventures. But they say it’s the little things in life that matter the most. I suppose that is good, because that is all I can give you now. I visit you and I make sure you have tissues in your pocketbook. I make sure there is a towel for you to wipe your hands on in your bathroom. I make sure you have your hearing aid and your teeth. I put up decorations to let you know what season it is. I leave you little notes so that you will know where you are and so that you will know where I am, even though you can’t really read them anymore. I try to bring back some of your memories for you. Nothing big. All little things. But they give me something I can do for you. So I treasure these little tasks.
I watch over you as you sleep. I cover you with a blanket to keep you warm. And then I write about my day with you. It helps me deal with all the things I can’t do for you or with you anymore. I hope you know that I love you. I hope it is one of the little things that can still bring you a moment of joy. This time with you is bittersweet for me. But I’ll take it. It is all I have left. It is all you have left. So I will treasure these little things.
http://www.theresadodaro.com Author of The Tin Box Trilogy