Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ruthie My Love

I wonder if sometimes I might make a big deal of my mom losing her memory to dementia, for she does not.  My mom tells me that if something is that important she would absolutely remember it.  “Sure Ruthie, whatever you say”, what’s the point of trying to prove mom wrong.
Now when Ruthie says something, or anything, I just agree or change the subject. (I guess this is another reason I get along so well with her now.)
Ruthie claims, that she doesn’t remember something, because obviously it is not important.  My mom says, that the most important thing is that you have your health. She repeatedly says, that when you have your health you have everything, and that should make you  happy.  Mom always tells me that she’s very lucky because she has her health and so she is happy. Ruthie, my sweet mom, also has macular degeneration, *that she never complains about.
 It is so amazing to me ,that in her condition and state of mind, that my mom can feel so thankful for all that she does have, and not what she has lost out of her( really ) two illnesses.
This is another reason for me to celebrate what a special lady my mom has become .So Ruthie once again you are my hero!

*Macular Degeneration –can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how I wish my Mom felt that way. My Mom wishes to die every single day and cries and asks why God is leaving her here. I have no answer.