Lillian – June 27th, 2019

Three years ago, Lillian and I gratefully celebrated our 60th anniversary, June 26, 2016. By mid-December of 2018, Lillian was admitted to Baycrest at a crisis point suffering from Vascular Dementia. The transition was harsh. With the support of our loving family and dear friends, we made it through the first six months. There have been a few bright spots. Lillian's love and kindness has shown through the dark, ever-changing fog of dementia. Last month a group of Baycrest residents, together with caregivers and family members, went on a picnic. I am reminded again of Bill Withers' words: Lean on me when I 'm not strong/ And I'll be your friend/ I'll help you carry on/ For it won't be long/ Till I'm gonna need/ A friend to lean on.