Two years ago today we lost my mom.
Alzheimer's is such a wicked, devastating disease that took a vibrant, beautiful, loving, talented woman much too soon! Above is a photo of her that was taken in happy, healthy times. Wasn't she just gorgeous!? Below is photo of my family - it was taken in 1951 when she was pregnant with my baby brother. Mother taught each of us so much about life, happiness, disappointment, and love! I miss her terribly - I miss our daily phone conversations, our fun shopping trips, our creative decorating escapades, our family get-togethers, her fantastic cooking - I miss everything about her! I am so grateful that I have so many wonderful memories of her - this helps the grief easier to endure. I know that as time goes by, the pain will continue to ease - in the past two years I've done lots of healing. Journaling is therapeutic - that is why I have written this post.
I love this poem and wanted to share it with my family and friends:
God saw you getting tired.
When a cure was not to be,
He closed his arms around you and whispered,
"Come to Me".
In tears we saw you sinking.
We watched you fade away.
Our hearts were almost broken, you fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping so peacefully free from pain,
We could not wish you back to suffer so again.
So keep your arms around her Lord, and give her special care.
Make up for all she suffered and all that seemed unfair.