So I mentioned in my previous post that people left comments and sent messages that meant a lot to me.
Here are a few of them (without names).
I wanted to message you privately because I want you to know I am sincere in what I am
saying. I love your family so much and feel like we've all known each other for way longer than
we really have. I also know (because of many of my own personal and family struggles) that
nothing anyone says really helps, at least until you have had the time to adjust to the loss you
are experiencing/have experienced. Remember that you get to teach your future children about
who your mother was by showing them what she taught you and who she helped you to be. I
know that thought won't fix it or make it hurt any less. But I love to see you and everyone in
your family and how much compassion and love you learned from both of your parents. I can
see just from watching as an outsider that your mom taught you to love your faith and stand firm
in your testimony and I hope I can teach that in my home because it is amazing. Please know
that I mean it when I say that *husband* & I care about you and your family and how you
are feeling. We love you.
Glad you are working through it, keep talking it out.
Maquel I cannot even imagine going through what you and your family are experiencing. I am thinking/praying for you and your family.
My heart goes out to you and your family. I am thinking of you all.
So yeah blogger is tweaking out because I copy and pasted from Facebook and Word so the format is a little weird. Once again I appreciate all the support, and all of those who shared such thoughtful sweet words (those that are on this post, and elsewhere). The first comment on this page gave me an "ah ha!" moment when she says, "Remember that you get to teach your future children about who your mother was by showing them what she taught you and who she helped you to be." Aha! Alzheimer's can't take that away, so I win! That is one of the best feelings in this situation, feeling in control of something related to it. I feel that is part of the key to surviving it, finding the things you can do about it and doing it so you don't constantly dwell on what is out of your control. Life is full of both things we can change and things we cannot. The key is finding those that we can change and doing something about it. Which usually ends up being things we can do that will make those things that we cannot change more bearable. I refuse to accept the notion that there is nothing I can do about this or any other thing in my life. There is always something.