You have an interesting take on this old issue.
I'm sure it does feel like Peggy's going down with the ship so to speak. She laughs and seems on the surface to be whole and full of life but you know it's just a matter of time until the ship will go down for the final time.
I understand this metaphor as it applies to Peggy but what does it say to you.
What happens to you when the ship goes down? I love you. JEH
When the ship finally goes down, I will let go of the ships railing and of Peggy and swim to a life boat.
When I am safely in the boat, I will watch the sea where Peggy slipped under the water and cry all the tears of my life.
Then, I will turn my face towards the shore and wait to be rescued.
My faith in God and my love for you will be my life preserver when Peggy finally slips under the surface of the water.
I will always look to the sea and remember the place where Peggy lost her fight and drowned ...
I will carry a sadness in the empty space where she had lived in my life. But there will also be smiles and joy for the closeness we shared while we floated on the sea of our sisterhood!
The days that Peggy and I shared growing up and the fun we had together as adults will be my music and the band will play on in my life after she is gone.....
I would never let Peggy slipping under the water of Alzheimer's disease drown me as well.
My life will still hear the music and I will still love the sea after Peggy is gone.
I will always hear the music of our lives as Sisters....
AND I Will....
Dance the dance of life in Her Honor........
And the Band Will Play On~~~~~
I Love You, John!
I Love You Today, Peggy!