Mother’s Day Gifts and More
Mother’s Day will be on May 10th this year. It was only a few days after Mother’s Day in 2008 when I lost my Mother. She had Alzheimer’s for 10+ years, but her condition was not verified, recognized or even diagnosed until the last seven or eight years of her life.
In the beginning, I made all kinds of excuses for some very strange behavior. It must be her nerves, or her husband’s unexpected passing. Maybe it is my fault, I would think, because I don’t visit often enough. I thought of a million reasons for Mom’s unusual behavior but Alzheimer’s dementia was never one of them.
Now, I’m left with so many regrets. It’s seven years later and I still think of things I should have done or should have said. I think of conversations that we should have had and questions that go unanswered because I didn’t know a mind would evaporate so quickly.
Never take your mother for granted. Whether it be Alzheimer’s, Illness, Accident or Aging, she will not be with you forever. I have no adequate words to describe the emptiness that overwhelms when we finally become an orphan.
So hold tight to your mother for as long as you can! And always remember that at some point in your life, she held you close, caressed your face, kissed your cheek and knew absolutely for certain that you were the most perfect person ever created.
Have a sweet Mother’s Day yourself and enjoy the company of your mother
And for those Most Domestic Mom’s of All!