Isn't my Mama precious? She recently got her haircut and I think she looks so beautiful! It is so hard for me to look at pictures like this and truly process that she is sick and not getting any better.
Some of my family participated in the Little Rock Alzheimer's Memory Walk this past Saturday. Reid and I were at a wedding in Utah and were unable to be there, but my dad said it went well. My mom was pretty confused most of the day. There is some debate as to whether or not she can read. I don't think she can, but my dad said that she noticed the signs pinned to the back of participants shirts that said if they were walking "In Memory Of" or "In Honor Of." She understands that she is dying, that nearly two-thousand people were walking because people like her are dying or have already died of Alzheimer's. My dad says that she has started asking why this had to happen to us, to her. I have been asking myself the same thing for years now. God has a plan, a much bigger plan that I can imagine. How does this fit into His plan?
On a happier note, we have found someone to take care of my mom in our home five days a week. She is a wonderful lady who has experience with Alzheimer's patience. It is weird to think this lady will become part of our family. She will become as important to my mom as my dad is. I pray that my mom takes to her easily and that she loves my mom as much as we do.
Please continue to pray for a smooth transition as we move into this next stage of the disease progression. Thank you for all of your love and support.
*Pics above are of my beautiful mom and my family at the LR Memory Walk.