Friday, May 20, 2005


We have five floor to ceiling windows in our kitchen and they face west.

Cleaning them is a major task. I do it about three times a year, inside and out.  I usually clean them in the morning before the afternoon sun comes streaming through.

It is hard work and I am always glad when the job is finished. Then, I can look into my backyard with clear vision.

But, it never fails that when the afternoon sun comes shining through...................

No matter how hard I work on those windows, there are always fingerprints left behind. They show up with the afternoon sun and seem to be permanently imprinted on the glass and no amount of work can clear them.

The sun shinging through the windows brings the tiny fingerprints of my children to life again. As well as the handprints of the adults who stood at the windows looking at the waterfall and pool.

 I am never upset when the fingerprints show up because it makes me smile when I see them. It reminds me that the people in my world stay with me in the kitchen and they arrive every afternoon with the setting sun.

This is how Peggy being apart of my life, has affected me.

No matter how clean my life becomes. No matter how clean my brain and heart feel.....

Every time the afternoon sun of happiness and laughter stream into my life, Peggy's fingerprints can be seen all over my heart and mind.

She has touched my soul with her wit, charm, intelligence and beauty and left indelible hand and fingerprints on my life.

Alzheimer's disease has tried to wipe her fingerprints from the glass of my life but it cannot.

Her hand and fingerprints are indelibly printed there and will always stay.

As long as there is sunshine and light in my heart, every afternoon with the setting sun.....

Peggy's hand and finger prints will shine brightly as I live my life!

Her hand guides my hand as I write about her indelible fingerprints in this journal.  

The Fingerprints of Peggy....

Her lasting expression of the love, the love of one sister for another.

I Love You Today, Peggy!

Mary Louise


siennastarr said...

Beautiful entry.  Just like ALL of your entries are.  You just bring Peggy to life, and not a day goes by that I don't think of her, and of you.


sanforized6 said...

Another beautiful story. Thanx so much for doing this. I know it's theraputic for all that follow you. rich

wendy4145 said...

foot prints and finger prints..... they are forever!


stormie4851 said...

Sooooooooo true, my heart breaks for you...........................Stormie

ckays1967 said...

I think this is the most poetic entry you have made yet....


shooser1 said...

I just want you to know that I haven't forgotten you and still stop by to read your journals (both of them!).  You write so beautifully.  I hope someday you consider writing a book about all of this.  All my best - Sheila

gabreaelinfo said...

As always your entires are so touching.


yeshuaessenor said...

Hi, just found out about your journal...Peggy looks so young to have this disease!
I wish you could get her to a man (or woman) of GOD who will heal her.
The BIBLE says GOD has given gifts to HIS people. To some HE has given the gift of healing.
MANY people have this gift.
Others have the gift of faith, some the gift of miracles...

here are a couple of websites that have messages TESTIMONIES of GOD's healing power that is AVAILABLE TODAY!!! David Hogan Heidi Bakker

GOD bless you.
(My favorite Aunt's name is Mary Louise!...She's a wonderful person, too!)