This is Memorial Day.
A day to remember all those who are lost to us.
I am remembering Peggy.
I am remembering when this journey with her began years ago.
It began with frantic calls to say she had passed out, fell and hit her head.
It began with forgetting how to count money and calling to tell me how embarrassed she was.
It began with getting lost while driving her car and calling so that I could give her directions.
It began with losing jewelry and other treasured items and calling to ask about places to look for them.
It continued with calls to ask where the milk was kept when she was ready to eat cereal in the morning.
There are so many calls from her that I recall as she was sliding deeper into Alzheimer's disease.
Now, there are no calls from Peggy.
Now, she does not have the ability to ask questions.
Those calls were disturbing to me back then but.......
I remember and wish that my phone would ring today and Peggy would have a question for me.
A question that I could answer on this day of remembering.
But there are no calls from Peggy today or ever again and so....
I think of her and remember.
I Love You Today, Peggy!