I saw a group of children playing in their front yard.
One little boy was very upset with his playmates and shouted.
Not fair, Not fair.That is not the rules, you have to play by the rules or I am going home!
He was very upset as he stomped away.
I felt for him because he is just starting to understand that people and life do not always play fair or play by the rules.
He does not yet know that sometimes, you can not go home and be safe from the bullies on the playground.
Peggy played by the rules.
She was an intelligent woman, avid tennis player and golfer. She watched her weight and ate right. She was a volunteer in many programs to help others. She was a kind person who believed in God and attended church every Sunday. She gave of herself to others every day of her life and Peggy played fair, she played by the rules.
Alzheimer's disease hasn't played by the rules and it is not fair.
Alzheimer's is just one of the bullies that play on the playgrounds of life. There are other bullies like Cancer, MD, MS, Parkinson's, LG disease and many other diseases that have formed a gang and terrorizes anyone who tries to play by the rules on the playground of life.
These bullies roam the playgrounds of the world and knock down people who are trying to play fair and by the rules.
When I see what these diseases can do to people, I want to shout.....
Not fair, not fair at all. Go Home!
There are times when I hear Peggy struggle to talk, days when she will not say a word to me and I want to scream.
I want to look Alzheimer's in the face as if we were on a playground and shout like that little boy did to his playmates.
Not fair, not fair. Go away, go home. Peggy and I do not want to play with you any more.
I'm taking Peggy far away from you and you can't play with us ever again!
We're going home!
I Love You Today, Peggy!