After breakfast, she took her to her favorite couch and still she had to tell her when to walk, and when she got close to the couch, she told her to come on, come on a little bit, back up, sit down, here, sit, now sit back. It was painful to watch a person who used to be in control, now back to baby stage. She wakes up every day, have her shower, eat and then take a nap, sit on the couch.
I remember the first time I met Mama, she was moving on her own, cooking food for her husband, feeding her dog, taking care of the house and little by little things changed, her priorities changed, the way she used to talk change and now it seems the clock of her mind has stopped. All look the same, all feel the same and sound the same. No more hanging around doing what she pleased or what she feels. I was looking at her pictures when she was maybe in her 50th, she looked so beautiful, so alive.
I’m imagining the time she used to remember names, the time she was familiar with her surrounding, able to engage a conversation, telling jokes; and now life just slip away from her. she is in a stage of life where she cannot remember names, not sure if the person talking to her knows her, not even recognized her own house. It's sad to know there was a time she was in charge and had the ability to think like we all are now.
This thought came to me that I need to make the most of my life. Make today, everyday a point to focus on what I can do to be happy, to bring joy in someone’s life. Make the best of life, live life for there will come a time…it may not be Alzheimer but there will come a time…
Make the most of life with your spouse; with your children while you can, enjoy life with your parents while you can, appreciate life with your friends. treasure each moment, each day you find the privilege to be in someone's life..Make the most out of it while you can.
You may find your love ones get on your nerve; there are some who would cherish what got on your nerve. You don’t know when life will slip away from you, you may be still breathing but…. your love ones may be still alive but… you may not be able to enjoy, and would never again experience the beauty of their smile.
the Bible recommends that we take pleasure in what we’re doing now and to enjoy life. Take each day as a gift from God. Thanking Him for it and don’t forget, serving Him in it (Ecclesiastes 2:24)
Make your day the best day!