Oh gosh...this truly brought tears to my eyes. You have such a masterful pen i only wish i had read more of your work before now. Such an enduring image is the rainbow in her mind. I've never had a family member go through this disease but i can imagine it would be hard to bear. Such graceful words for such a painful subject. So beautifully done *big hugs* ~Sarah
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you it's yours forever. If it doesn't then it was never meant to be."
A truly terrible disease not only for the sufferer but for their loved ones too. An elderly man I know cared for his wife until it was no longer possible for him. He visits her four days a week in the nursing home although she no longer recognises him, constantly asking “Who are you” That’s heartbreaking, but is also true love.
You did so well with this, a portrayal of a shattered memory playing glimpses of the past.
Post by stacy (FINALLY back!) on Nov 19, 2009 21:32:12 GMT -5
As a former Alzheimer Nurse, I know all too well the pain and suffering the patient and the family goes through with this horrible disease. It is so sad to watch anyone you love regress from an adult back to a baby, and then die. Glad this is the WFP. It truly deserves the spotlight. Exalt!