It will be my dad's first anniversary this Friday 11th and I am trying to stay positive and calm. However, as this day approaches my heart will break again...I miss him so much that it feels like yesterday.
Love to all who have lost a loved one
On the other side I went to see my mother, who has not known me for many months....last Friday she heard me talking to the carer and next minute she called my name and was waving at me saying "it is mum I am over here" I cried and went to her...I told her I had finished and passed university and she cried and pulled my face to hers and said "you were always so clever"...I cried even more....she was reading off my coke bottle. All the carers in the facility were shocked as my mother has chronic Alzheimer's and has not known her children for soooo long and for this to come out of the blue was truly a miracle. I had my mother back for 5-7 minutes and then she reverted back into her own world again. This memory will be with me forever....
It will be such a contrasting week.......it is heartbreaking to see her just a shell of a person who cannot walk or hardly talk.....but I was blessed in those 5 minutes