I read this today and I teared up when I thought of Peggy and our years as close sisters.
It was written by Lisa Lorden.
My sister is my past.
She writes my history.
In her eyes I recognize myself.
Memories only we can share.
She remembers, she forgives.
She accepts me as I am....
with tender understanding.
This is what I have lost to Alzheimer's disease. This is what our whole family has lost.
I have lost my sister, my forever friend.
I have lost apart of my past that only Peggy remembered.
She no longer can write my history because she has forgotten hers.
I do not recognize her when I look in her eyes for her green eyes have been replaced with black holes. Her eyes look at me as a stranger.
She no longer remembers and she has no way to forgive.
She cannot accept me as I am because she doesn't remember who I am.
The tender understanding that we shared is lost.
It has all been lost to....
I Love You Today, Peggy!