Monday, October 3, 2005

A LIGHT IN THE DARK

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

 

 

 

3 comments:

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.
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

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.  
Love,
Wendy