Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hello...it's me

I called my parents earlier today and when Dad gave Mom the phone, I said "Hi Mom, how are you doing?"

I could tell she wasn't sure who I was, so I said, "It's your baby"!

She said, "Martha?"

Me and Mom again
I love that woman and am so thankful for every time I talk to her either in person or on the phone and she still remembers who I am!

Alzheimer's disease has taken most of her from us, but we still get little glimpses of who she was every now and then!

If you know someone with Alzheimer's, Still Alice, the book, is a must read. To meet the author of the book, click on this link. You will not be sorry and will wish you had heard about it sooner, if you haven't already. There's not a day that goes by that I don't mourn the loss of my mom. I miss the days when I could pick up the phone and call her and find out how she made something, or how she did something, cooked something, anything, but all I hear is that precious voice on the other end.

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Today, that was enough! At least I still have that!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Mott, I've been looking at your blog, learning a little more about you and I came upon this post. I have tears in my eyes and a feeling of sadness and yet happiness in my heart too. I am so sorry that you have to watch your mom slip away from you, but I am so thankful that you have the attitude to view it in the most positive way possible. Because you can look at it and be thankful for what you still have, you are not wasting even a moment of the precious time you have with her. God bless you, your family and your mom. This post fills me with love for my own mom too.

-Laura