Wow! Something So Little Made My Day!

@Corbin5 (81567)
United States
October 12, 2017 11:24am CST
It is amazing how something so small can be a marvelous event. My sister sent me a text this morning notifying me that she was sitting and chatting with our dad at the nursing home. Sis's house and my house are only a mile away from the nursing home, and that short distance means we pop in to see Dad all the time. Dad is 96 years old and suffers from dementia. After months of Dad never uttering our names and not showing any sign of recognition when my sister and I visit Dad, I said to Sis, "I think Dad merely thinks we are just some nice ladies who have come to visit him." This morning, I called my sister after I read her text, and she put her phone on speaker. After a bit of chatting with Sis, my dad said, "Is that my daughter Debbie on the phone?" I am over the moon that Dad recognized my voice and stated my name. I think Dad still may know that my sister and I are what he always called us, "my girls." Photo: My dad holding me.
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• United States
12 Oct
What a wonderful surprise for you this morning. I am sure it put a smile on your face and melted your heart a bit
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
12 Oct
His recognizing my voice and calling me by name was just wonderful.
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@Hannihar (12614)
13 Oct
@Corbin5 Deborah, how often does that happen?
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
@Hannihar It has not happened for a little over a year.
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@DianneN (59329)
• United States
12 Oct
How very exciting and wonderful for you to get that from your dad!!!! I'm sure your heart exploded!!!!!!
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
12 Oct
It has been a little over a year since he has used our names. Sometimes he looks at us like he is trying to figure out who we are. It was wonderful to hear him use my name and attach "daughter" to it.
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@DianneN (59329)
• United States
12 Oct
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
12 Oct
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@responsiveme (14417)
• India
13 Oct
how wonderful to hear this.It made me smile and want to cry at the same time
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@Hannihar (12614)
13 Oct
Thanks ARM.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
Yes, all kinds of emotions occur when reading of the love between family members.
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@UncleJoe (8532)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
12 Oct
Even the smallest Blessings can often be very big.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
12 Oct
This was one of the best blessings I have ever had.
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@SIMPLYD (75326)
• Philippines
13 Oct
Wow, that is very nice, because he suddenly recognizes your voice. No wonder it made you so happy this day. Maybe you should visit him and see if he recognizes you.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
Yes, I will see him today, and I am hoping he does remember my name, but if not, that is OK. He will still get lots of hugs and kisses on his cheek.
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@SIMPLYD (75326)
• Philippines
15 Oct
@Corbin5 You are a very good child.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
15 Oct
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@RubyHawk (21448)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Oct
I'm so happy for you. It must have been a great moment when he recognized your voice.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
For over a year, Dad has not called us by name. What a wonderful gift I received from Dad when he called me by name.
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@RubyHawk (21448)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Oct
@Corbin5 I can imagine how you felt knowing he knew who you were.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
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@rebelann (32265)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct
I'm so glad he remembered. It's not easy to deal with a parent that seems to have forgotten us.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
Sometimes he looks so confused when my sister and I visit him. He is trying so hard to remember who we are.
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@rebelann (32265)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct
That must be so hard for the two of you @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
14 Oct
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@Hannihar (12614)
13 Oct
That is great news. From what I understand there are times they will remember their loved ones. Those are great times. It must be hard to go see him and he does not remember you or your sister?
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
He looks very confused every time we visit. He is trying to remember who we are. He had a very good day yesterday, thank goodness.
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@Hannihar (12614)
15 Oct
@Corbin5 Deborah, I am so glad he had a good day and it put a smile on your face that he remembered you. That very hard on you and your sister and him as well.
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@TRBRocks420 (62148)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Oct
Glad to hear he recognized your voice.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
I was delighted. Such a long time since he has used my name and my sister's name.
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@TRBRocks420 (62148)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Oct
@Corbin5 Yeah, I know I remember you saying before, you wern't always sure if he knew you were his daughter.
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@Shellyann36 (8619)
• United States
12 Oct
What a wonderful surprise you had. I am very happy for both of you. I know how hard it is to deal with a loved one not remembering you.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
Dad has not spoken our names in over a year. He looks confused when we visit, trying to remember who we are. I was overjoyed he recognized my voice.
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• United States
13 Oct
@Corbin5 With my Granny she got to the point that she did not recognize her own daughters but thought that her granddaughters were her daughters. I know it is hard to deal with. I am glad you got to spend some time with him while he was in his right mind.
@peavey (15874)
• United States
12 Oct
Oh, that's awesome! My mom had Alzheimer's so I know how wonderful it is to see even an inkling of recognition from them.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
12 Oct
Oh, thank you for your kind words. I couldn't believe dad used my name and attached my name to "daughter." I am so glad that your mom gave you inklings of recognition too.
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@peavey (15874)
• United States
13 Oct
@Corbin5 Those are precious moments that you will never forget.
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@inertia4 (26915)
• United States
12 Oct
Wow, that is amazing. I guess they go in and out of memory then. But he still remembers you both. That is great. And for that, how could you feel anything but elated. Even though he has dementia, I am sure he loves you both tremendously.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
12 Oct
It has been almost a year since he has used our names. I was delighted he said my name and knew I was his daughter.
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@inertia4 (26915)
• United States
16 Oct
@Corbin5 That is wonderful. I feel deep down they still remember. But that disease being so cruel robs them of those memories.
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@bunnybon7 (33049)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Oct
i got chills of happiness just reading about it. makes me so happy for you 2 and your dad. i think it is because i worry about getting that and not knowing my children. so important for us
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
12 Oct
Yes, I worry too. My mother's dementia was much worse that Dad's. I was delighted to hear Dad ask about me by name and connect my name to "daughter."
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@bunnybon7 (33049)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Oct
@Corbin5 i really hope i can hold on to my memories till i pass
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@alberello75 (13542)
• Genova, Italy
12 Oct
Of course, for him you are "his girls" (maybe he remember when you're teenager). It's nice when your father recognized you. With his 96 years and a disease, it is not by all. For you, I think great satisfaction, right?
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
12 Oct
Yes, I was delighted when Dad said my name. Have not heard him say my name in over a year.
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@alberello75 (13542)
• Genova, Italy
12 Oct
@Corbin5 I'm happy for you. It would seem almost for him, a nod of improvement
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@amadeo (47916)
• United States
12 Oct
you should be over the moon what a lovely surprise.What does this mean to him or you?
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
12 Oct
It means that I will always be his daughter, no matter what, and he will always be my dad.
@amadeo (47916)
• United States
12 Oct
@Corbin5 right.This can never change
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• Mombasa, Kenya
13 Oct
What a feeling, it must be so sweet
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
It really was a sweet moment between a father and a daughter.
@GardenGerty (90989)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Oct
I love it. So glad you had this moment to start your day.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
It was such a lovely moment, my friend.
13 Oct
I don't know why i am moved by this post. I got teary eyed. I just love my parent my family everyone. And i just can't imagine my dad not knowing me as her daugther. I wish dimetia never exist. Hugs and kisses to you all
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
Yes, anyone who loves their family dearly becomes moved when they read about a special moment in another person's family. Thank you so much for the hugs and kisses!
@nangayo (2301)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Oct
I know this is one big thing that has happen to you.
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
It was the highlight of my day.
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@Hatley (159353)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Oct
that photo is lovely bribgs tears to n y e yes
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@Corbin5 (81567)
• United States
13 Oct
Oh, thank you for your kind words my friend. I had tears too.