|Mom and Dad, April 7th 1951|
In the quiet moments this weekend I am deeply aware that today we would be celebrating 62 years of their marriage ... were she still surviving Alzheimer’s. As it is, she stood courageously in its onslaught from her early 60’s until she was 72. Often I was certain she intentionally showed me how one departs this earth with grace and faith. Often, even in the increasing cognitive darkness, I knew she was determined to tell about her love. And often, in the wake of long silence, she would speak profound wisdom. Yes, mom I heard you. And yes, I will remember.
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