I was able to talk to Peggy on Saturday night.
Her voice fluctuated from soft to strong. She was confused by some of my questions so I quickly changed to a simple, one word answer.
There were times when she seemed to know my voice and then I could hear a question in her answer's.
Hearing her voice was like having a light come on in the dark.
She is still there in the darkness of Alzheimer's disease but she refuses to let her light go completely out.
I am amazed at the strength she possesses as she goes deeper into darkness.
No matter how dark the night becomes....
I will always leave the light on for Peggy. I wait for the moment when she comes out of her darkness for a second and says, Hi, Mary Louise.
I may not be able to lead Peggy from the darkness of Alzheimer's disease but a single light in the dark will let her know that she is not alone.
The light is always on, Peggy!
I Love You Today, Peggy!