Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mimi's 87th Birthday

Yesterday was my Mimi's 87th birthday. We celebrated with family and it was a lovely 'reunion' as she kept calling it. I went into her bedroom when I first got to her house and saw this.
At first I chuckled and my Dad was like 'well, she asks to go home all the time.' Aww. Alzheimer's is such a terrible disease. I hope that they find a cure for it one of these days. It's so sad to watch someone go through it. I would hate it. I feel like you're just so confused all the time. I hate being confused.
We enjoyed a lovely meal and had some birthday cake after....

The last time I saw Mimi was at my cousin, Kathryn's, wedding and her physical abilities were significantly different. She was walking and talking and had much more energy just a few short months ago. She's been a little confused for quite a while. Asking questions like 'what grade are you in now?' or 'do you have a boyfriend?' and 'where's Wallace?' but she's pretty much been fine. This time I nearly had to fight back tears. It's just sad to see your grandparent get to this point and it really breaks my heart for my Dad and his brother and sister. I cannot imagine watching my parent get like that.
I won't be surprised if that's the last time I see my Mimi. I live so far away and it's just hard for me to get down to El Dorado. That's why I made it a point that the last thing we said to each other was 'I love you.'

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