I talked to Peggy a little while ago and did something that I wait to do until I hang up the phone......I cried while we talked.
I told her that I loved her today and I was sorry that I could not do something to help her.
As I cried, she said, it's OK. I love you.
Through the haze of Alzheimer's disease Peggy was taking care of me in the only way that she could....
She was taking care of me by saying it's OK, I love you as I cried.
Sweet words to a sister who feels helpless from a sister who continues to disappear.
Peggy will be going into a Nursing Home in 12 day's.
I have 12 days to hear her voice every day.
I have 12 day's to tell her that I love her today.
I have 12 day's to say, Hi Peggy, this is Mary Louise, your sister.
Today, is a sad day but only for me.
It is time for Peggy to move to the next step even though I am not ready. I know in my heart that it is the best thing for her and so I will say........
I will miss talking to you every day and I am sorry that Alzheimer's disease has taken you away at such a young age. The best years of your life are slipping away but I am thankful that you don't know that.
I have missed you for many years now and will miss you for all of my life.
I have missed our long talks and the laughter we shared while talking on the phone.
There is so much that I will miss about you but our shared laughter is the thing that I will miss the most.
You could always make me feel better when we laughed together but I am aware that....
We can't laugh our way through this one, can we Peggy!
We still have 12 days to try!
My sister holds my falling tears in her gentle words.....
It's OK. I love you.
I Love You Today, Peggy!