MARY Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Biblical
LOUISE Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, English
Names serve several purposes. Most importantly they help distinguish us from one another. Imagine how difficult it would be to refer to people if we did not use names. Instead of saying Bob one would have to say something like the short red-headed man who lives down the street. Some names carry information about our roots, such as family or clan name. Given names, what westerners call first names, are generally bestowed at some point after the birth of the child.
I think that there is nothing sweeter than the sound of a person calling you by your given name.
If you are called by name, it means that the person speaking to you remembers who you are.
Peggy has not said my name in such a long time. Even when I would say, Peggy, this is Mary Louise. Do you know who you are talking with?
She would answer, No.
Alzheimer's disease plays mind games with the person who has the disease and with the people who love them.
Yesterday, out of the blue, Peggy said my name.
I asked her if she knew who she was talking with and she said; yes, Mary Louise.
I was pleased because the sound of Peggy saying my name was a gift. A gift that may or may not come again.
For some unexplained reason, Alzheimer's loosened it's hold on Peggy's mind yesterday and she was talking in 3 and 4 word sentences. She was able to carry on a limited conversation.
Yesterday, I was able to talk with my sister and she was able to call me by my name.
I heard "home" one more time because Peggy said my name.
What is in a name????
All the memories of a life time.
All of the memories of Peggy calling me by name echoed through my mind.
Our names not only tell the world who we are but our names hold special memories.
Yesterday, Peggy said she remembered who I was because she said; Mary Louise.
I smiled when she said it because at the same time, I remembered hearing the little girl Peggy say my name.
I remembered her little voice from our past saying....
Woo ese...Woo ese Where are you?
I am right here, Peggy.
I will always be here for you because that's what sisters do.
Amy Li said that having a sister is like having a best friend that you can't get rid of. You know that whatever you do, wherever you go, they'll still be there.
Woo ese and Peggy
I Love You Today, Peggy!