thanks for all your nice words. These pictures certainly do hold a special place in my heart. My father's alzheimer's has advanced even further and he is now having problems swallowing. It is very hard to have him at home and recieving hospice care, but I wouldn't want it any other way. My son laurence brings laughter and light to our home and I can see evidence that my father enjoys his company. It is very important to me that my son has some memory of my father. He was a truly amazing man, knowing 11 different languages and being a cryptographer for the airforce and then running his own machine tooling business. Growing up there was never a dull moment, my father loved to take his family with him on business trips, and every summer we would go camping and traveling. He was always supportive of my ambitions, even when I dropped out of college to become and apprentice on an organic dairy farm. I miss him very much.
Darryl has been my rock. He is the other truly amazing man in my life. Not only is he a loving father to our son, he is a dedicated caretaker and son to his own terminally ill mother. He is there when i need an emotional support or a laugh to help me through the day. We have been together for over 9 years now and I wouldn't trade him in for anything
We just hope that eventually we will be able to come together and have a family home.
I just want to say that being a part of this forum has been a great therapy of sorts for me. Living here in the city has been difficult for me. It is the furtherest from my dreams that I have been. Writing and chatting with all of you beekeepers gives me a chance to capture a rural setting in the livingroom of my city home. thanks