It's hard to believe it's already a week into the new year. My dad's health has been failing for a year now and we have had to move him into the nursing home. He is "living in the past". Today he wanted to go to the farm to work. He hasn't lived on a farm since the early 50's. It is really hard to see someone who was so strong and took care of you as a child turn into someone so helpless. It's been 2 years since mom died and I think dad is to the point where he doesn't want to go on without her.