Sunday, August 12, 2018


Letter To My Mom                                                      

Mom, as I sit down to write my letter I wonder how I can possibly start to share all my feelings with you. So much has changed since you developed Alzheimer’s over 14 years ago. As I gather my thoughts I realize that you will not be able to comprehend most of what I say.

As a teenager I loved you, yet somehow I wanted one of my friend’s mothers to be my mother. Then, after you became ill I fell so deeply in love with you. An unconditional love was born and since then you have inspired me each and every day.

I’m not really sure why my sentiments changed so drastically, I just know that I was given a second chance to feel a deep love and appreciation for you. As I reflect back through these years you have inspired me and have become my hero.
Your humor, your smiles, your sweetness through these difficult years have melted my heart.

Before entering the nursing home over five years ago, I spoke to you every single day. We ended each call throwing each other our kisses. I have continued to phone the nursing home only wanting to hear how you are doing. Earlier on you would take my calls and most of the time you say hello, and after a minute you just drop the phone. You did not even realize that I called or recognize the sound of my voice.

Mom, I am also a mother. My son, your only grandchild is 30 years old. You adored him and yet today you no longer remember who he is. There have been times that you think you have seven children and days when you think you have none. As a mother I cannot envision that one day I might also not know that I have a child. 

I find it hard to believe that a disease like this can wipe away your whole world as if it never existed, leaving your mind a blank canvas. Daddy passed away almost twenty four years ago and I do not believe that you have much recollection of him. I’m actually happy that he is no longer alive. I cannot imagine the pain he would have endured watching you fade away.

Today, in your world, I would have to help you brush your teeth, comb your hair, eat your food and get dressed. As a child you once did all of this for me, as well as comforting me when I was sick, or perhaps feeling a little blue.  Yet with everything that has changed, at least I know that we still have each other to share our love.

What has changed is that our roles have reversed. Now it is my turn to care for you as you once cared for me. The truth is mom that no matter whatever you can or cannot do, I am still your daughter and you will always be my mother.

Life is strange; for out of you becoming ill I have discovered a whole new world. I was given a second chance to love you unconditionally.  You have opened my heart to such a deep compassionate love. Mom as I end my letter, I just want to share with you, how very much I adore you. I feel honored and I am so proud that you are my mother.

 Your one and only daughter,


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  1. Lisa, I can soooo relate to this letter❤️. We lost her mom last week she had Alzheimer's for about 12 years. She was such a loving, kind mother.we had to put her in a nursing home about 8 years ago and the last 2 years she didn't communicate much at all. Fortunately my three sisters and brother and I all lived in the same town close to her nursing home so we were all able to visit her quite often. It was a blessing to let the Angels take her away she didn't have to suffer anymore but I still miss her so much. There still so many things I wish I could have told her. My sister recorded a video of her last month she was having one of those moments that didn't happen very often. My sister put in some German music on the iPod in her room and my mom remembered the whole song and was singing it her eyes lit up. I have this video and I will treasure it forever

    1. Typo.We lost OUR mom....I meant

    2. Sylvia I am so sorry about your mom. It's Feb 2019 and my mom is in her last stages just don't know how long she will stay alive. My heart is breaking and as her surrogate I cannot bring her peace. The laws in Florida although she spelt everything out there in not much that I can do. Believe me I am trying. She gave me life and I just want to give her peace.....Yes the videos which I have many are a glad you have some.