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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jane

Today I am giving honor to my mom. I found the most special way to do this through the virtual quilt patch on the side of my blog. My mom has Alzheimer's and was given this diagnosis 15 years ago this year. This disease can last as long as 20 years, but the average is 8. To say these 15 years have been difficult is an understatement.

It is heartbreaking to know she has not seen how wonderful our daughters have grown up to be or to meet the terrific men they have married. She has never seen our precious Natalie. When she was well, she lived a godly life and prayed for her family and friends constantly. So many of her prayers have been answered, and for that I am thankful.

If you know of someone with this disease or who has passed away because of it, you can click here which will take you to the website where you can make your patch as well. Place the Virtual Quilt Patch you created on your web site or blog to honor and remember someone who has/had Alzheimer's.

3 comments:

Sue said...

I am sorry to hear about your mother and Alzheimer's. It truly is a terrible disease. My husband's aunt has it and his dad has Parkinson's. It is another terrible disease. He is in a nursing home and can only be fed through a tube.
I am glad to hear that your mother was a praying woman. What better person is there than that? I am also thankful that you have had her longer than many who have had loved ones suffer from this disease. That is a blessing, really.
*Hugs* to you today, dear friend.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I just added mine...and unknowingly, I think I made the same one as you.

Grandma is the greatest. I miss her terribly.

Kim said...

I am sorry to hear this. What a great comfort to know how she lived her life, through prayer. My prayers are with you and your family. My father-in-law passed away last year. He had ALS for almost 16 years. Most, do not live this long with ALS. My boys do not really remember papaw without ALS. He loved his family and we truly miss him. I loved your way to honor your mother.