Liam and I spent the weekend in Ohio, celebrating my cousin's beautiful wedding. As I got dressed one morning, I listened to my grandparents chatting in the other room:
Grandpa: You know, you are one of the prettiest girls in town. Grandma: That's not always what I see when I look in the mirror. Grandpa: Oh, there's no doubt about it. You're one of the prettiest girls in town. And that comes from my heart.
Alzheimer's disease has stolen so much from him - even the recognition of his wife on many days - but deep down in the recesses of his mind, there's a redeeming thread of affection for his bride of over 60 years that can't be peeled away.