Friday, July 30, 2004

THE COMING OF NIGHT

I just got of the phone with Peggy. I haven't been able to reach her for a few days. It was good to hear her voice again and to know that she is doing as well as possible. She seemed glad to hear my voice and that made me feel good.

Her daughter is there with her and I think that it has helped because her voice was happy today.

 I write about Alzheimer's disease in words and pictures that we all know and live through each day. I hope that more people will understand what I think Alzheimer's disease does to a person's mind, by aproaching the disease in this manner.

Last evening, I took pictures of the night as it covered Santa Barbara. I thought of how the coming of night to this beautiful place reminded me of Alzheimer's and how it covers the mind with dark.

The one thing that Alzheimer's has not successfully done to Peggy's mind is put out the light of the moon that still shines in her voice.

Even though Peggy's mind is being covered in dark....Her light is still peaking through the night and lighting a small path for her to follow.

Alzheimer's disease will win this contest but Peggy is not going into the night without a struggle.

She is the moon, still shining bright in the darkness of the Alzheimer's night.

Peggy is still shining her light and strength as Alzheimer's continues to cover her mind.  This disease will eventually cover her mind with a black so dense that no light can shine through it's darkness......

Not even Peggy's!

I Love You Today, Peggy!     Keep trying!

Mary Louise

2 comments:

utah9112004 said...

MARY LOUISE,
AFTER READING THIS I CANNOT STOP CRYING. YOU ARE SO SPECIAL. I NOW REGRET THAT GEORGE, LYNN AND I DID NOT HAVE THE LOVE AND CAREING FOR EACH OTHER THAT YOU PEGGY,BARBRA,JOHNNY,AND OF COURSE BETTY JEAN HAVE.
YOUR ABILITY TO PUT INTO WORDS WHAT THE HEART FEELS IS A TRUE GIFT FROM OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
CUZ JIMMY

drmscncmtru04 said...

I know that you don't know me but I can't stop reading your journal.  You are such a wonderful person and sister.  I have watched the disease take people and blow out their candles.  Your sister is so lucky to have you and even though you don't think she knows how much you love her she really does.  I will contine to read this journal as I feel you have become a part of my family. I am enclosing the link to my journal if you ever feel the need to read it.  Keep smiling!!!!

http://journals.aol.com/drmscncmtru04/WHEREDIDMYLIFEGO/

God Bless You As well As Peggy--
Brooke