Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

What a beautiful day it is here in Maryland.  Perfect!  I hope everyone is having a good day.

Spoke to many family members on the phone today, and it was good to connect.   My mother is pleasant and cheerful, but she has had Alzheimer's disease for several years now, and it's difficult to carry on a conversation with her.  She is in Ohio.  She forgets what has been said within several seconds, and repeatedly asks the same thing over and over again.  It's sad.  She will be 91 years old this month, on my 64th birthday.  I've always thought it special that our birthdays are on the same day.  She overall health is remarkably good, except for her mind.  The other thing is that she can't walk more than a few feet without becoming totally exhausted.  She has no strength, and lays in her bed all day.  Other than walking the few yards from her room to the dining room, she can't walk at all, and is nearly bent over double over her walker when she does.   I could never have imagined years ago that she would come to this point in her life.  She would have been totally appalled.  Of course, I can't help but be concerned that the same may be in store for me.  I pray it isn't.


  1. Hello Diane, thank you so much to follow ! Happy Easter to you and yours ! it's a pleasure to discover your blog !

  2. Happy Easter!
    Sorry for your mother, my grandmother has the same syndrome and can get a sense of how difficult the living. But we must love unconditionally, as Jesus left us an example.
    Kiss from Brazil.