Monday, October 3, 2005


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!

Mary Louise





magogos said...

I am crying. I am so glad ever time you get to connect to her, however briefly, and to know that she is still there, inside the darkness, waiting for a time you two can truly be together again. Margo

barbpinion said...

So happy you connected this time. Dread the moment when you won't.
Love you.

wendy4145 said...

she is quite sharp to "refuse to let the lights of a alzheimer's go out.  and you must be very important to  her... as I know she is to you... I'm glad your lights will always shine.