|Even memories can be taken away. |
See, my Mom was suffering from Alzheimer's. Her quality of life had been pretty dismal for well over a year now. But that's over.
She has been set free.
I'm glad it's over. The gut wrenching business of dealing with the disease and its affects has been far reaching. It wasn't just my Mom that suffered, but all of us that loved her and knew her did as well. That said, obviously I am most concerned about my Mom's freedom from those chains. It's sad, this death, but it is also good.
One's mind often goes to memories of the past and what we experienced with the loved one that is now gone. But I find it rather ironic that this evil disease takes even memories away before death.
Again I wonder: When was her last bike ride? When was the last time she ran? When was the last time she felt loved?
Cherish every moment. Love over hate. Strive to live a peaceful life.
Apologies for the heavy subject today, but I felt I had to address this. Thanks for reading if you made it this far.
Dedicated to Linda Belkin, who died Monday, October 25th, 2021. I'll miss you Mom!