Thursday, April 13, 2006


I sent Peggy a few gifts for Easter.

A book with pictures of babies because she always smiles now when she sees babies.

I sent her a little book about sisters. It was about sisters growing up. I put M.L. and P.J. next to the pictures of the little girls. It seemed the little book was written about us.

The last gift..I knew she would like.

I sent her rings,  bracelet, pin, necklaces and a few other pieces of inexpensive costume jewelry.

Peggy always had beautiful jewelry and loved to wear it.

Long before she went into the nursing home, her jewelry had to be removed and put away for her daughters.

When I would visit her she would spend time looking at her hands. She knew that she used to have rings on both hands.

Now, she has rings again and a bracelet to wear and other pieces.

It won't matter if they get lost or misplaced. At least she has them for now.

Her husband said she smiled when she saw the jewelry.

So much has been taken from Peggy.

So much more than the expensive jewelry that she used to wear.

But at least now...

She has jewelry to wear again and I am so happy that I made her smile.

I Love You Today, Peggy!

Happy Easter.

 Mary Louise


dwhee70041 said...

Mary Louise, You have such a wonderful heart.  I don't know what to say at times like this.  Give her a hug for us.  GBY! David

wendy4145 said...

Dang Mary Louise!  You really meet the need where you see it!  I understand why they take jewlry from patients but how damanging that was to Peggy who already other such important things taken from you.  I feel my heart smiling because you gave her BACK somethiing she was used to; something she liked.

You are a true gift!

wendy4145 said...

may i rephrase?  

How sad that is that they have to take things like body jewlry off of alzheimers patients when they have already lost so much.  How happy you made her by giving that back.
sorry for the typos.

stupidsheetguy said...

Those gifts are so lovely, Happy Easter


gdireneoe said...

Hi!  Nice to see you again!  I actually encountered your journal when I first arrived in Jland (sidebar hopping, I believe).  Thanks for popping over. ;)  C.

hestiahomeschool said...

what a sweet sister you are