Wednesday, March 29, 2006

WHAT HAS BEEN LOST

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....

Alzheimer's disease.

I Love You Today, Peggy!

Mary Louise

 

2 comments:

wendy4145 said...

I know it is hard for you and your siblings  to see this happen to Peggy.  You have eachother, thank goodness.
Thankfully God can give comfort to us through the toughest  of times.  It is hard to see your blessings when such tragedy is so close by.  As you have said before, it is through tragedy that we see our most precious blessings.

love,
Wendy

whitedove3622 said...

God knows how your heart hurts. I pray you find comfort in the wonderful memories that you shared with Peggy. I see in these photos you were a happy wonderful family. God bless you all.