My name is Torrey Mark Garrison. I am the son of Mark and Bev Garrison.
My dad has always been an amazing man and father. He has been a good provider and leader. Yes, he will tell you himself, he has made many mistakes in life and wish he could have done things differently. He always tells me that you can’t do anything about yesterday and you gotta just keep moving. Well… today he didn’t know who I was.
My father would help anyone. He literally would give you the shirt off his back. He never complains to anyone other than my mom. Well… today he didn’t know who I was.
My father worked for Pepsi Cola when I was born. They fed me Mt Dew on the way home from the hospital. My Dad came to many of my games. He was there for the birth of my children. I remember the first time he told me he loved me. Well… today he didn’t know who I was.
My father loves to clean up outside. He likes to stay busy. He likes to talk about my jeep and my cadillac. He once loved to fish. He don’t like seafood and he likes to watch the Tide play. Well… today he didn’t know who I was.
Today was the day that I really feared. I am scared of very few things in this world but Dementia is evil. It’s an evil disease. He was trying hard but when I asked him who I was he said “she (my mom) told me but I just thought you were my friend.”
Pops, I love you my man. If we ride out into the sunset and all I am is your friend I will do all I can to be your best friend.
(Behind every person with Dementia is a stronger person. Mom you are my hero. You are appreciated.)
Isaiah 46:4 And I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety.