What have I missed?

 

Brad, Frances and Jim at the tree farm we go to each year to tag our tree. We return in Dec. to cut the tree and bring it home.

Brad, Frances and Jim at the tree farm we go to each year to tag our tree. We return in Dec. to cut the tree and bring it home.

“Did I miss going to tag our Christmas tree?”

“No, we haven’t gone yet.”

“Oh, good. But we need to go soon, all the good ones will be taken.”

This is an exchange between Jim and myself earlier today.

At first I thought Jim believed the kids and I went to tag the tree without him. Then I realized he wasn’t sure if he just didn’t remember going. And then I was sad. Very, very sad.

I sometimes probe Jim to see if he realizes when he asks the same questions or if he realizes he is forgetting things. I get mixed answers and I never really am sure what the real answer is.

Today, when he called, I got the answer I was searching for. Not the answer I was hoping for, but an answer to understand a little more of what is really going on inside of his mind.

Frances and I tagging the tree, Nov. 2011.

Frances and I tagging the tree, Nov. 2011.

Nov. 2008. Jim and Brad.

Nov. 2008. Jim and Brad and Frances in search of our tree.

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