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Alzheimer's Request


Saturday, August 24, 2013

(My mom saw this in email or papers she had, but we have some relatives and friends with Alzheimer's and I know many of you have family or friends with Alzheimer's as well.).




Alzheimer's Request


Do not ask me to remember,
Don't try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you're with me,
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I'm confused beyond your concept,
I'm sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you,
To be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me,
do not scold, or curse, or cry.
I can't help the way I'm acting,
I can't be different, though I try.

Just remember that I need you,
That the best of me is gone,
Please don't fail to stand beside me.
Love me 'til my life is gone.



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2BDYNAMIC 8/25/2013 10:09PM

    This chokes me up ........... very tender and meaningful. May we all be sensitive and continue to love ............ Bless you for sharing ................ emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 8/25/2013 9:40PM

    Aw emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/25/2013 12:13PM

    How beautifully written. Fortunately in a way, I have not had much experience with people who are dealing with Alzheimer's, so besides being a very poignant poem to read, this was informative for me as well - I feel like I have a little bit more of an understanding of how devastating it must be for the person with Alzheimer's as well as their loved ones. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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LOFLLAMA 8/25/2013 12:11PM

    This sentence breaks my heart! "That the best of me is gone," It's so not true! A person can always have their BEST inside!

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JANNEPERRY 8/25/2013 9:33AM

    Thanks for sharing. I have a friend just diagnosed

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GAYLLYNNE 8/25/2013 8:41AM

    This is so true. My mom had Alzheimers for 11 years. She passed away in 2008. It was hard, very hard. Let's hope we find a cure soon!

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TAMMYAND 8/24/2013 10:51PM

    Absolutely profound. Whoever wrote this piece really nailed it.

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 8/24/2013 10:23PM

    I see it coming in my mom. Her dad and sister had it also. She refuses medication and swears it isn't in her despite her doctor speaking with her. All we can do is wait and be there when she needs us. It's heart-wrenching.

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MERRYMARY42 8/24/2013 10:18PM

    so very nice, I copied it and put it in my journal, Thanks

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JOANOFSPARK 8/24/2013 10:06PM

    We have relatives who suffer from this, so it is particularly moving......and something to remember. Thanks for sharing...

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WILDKAT781 8/24/2013 9:54PM

    Powerful

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SPARKFRAN514 8/24/2013 9:47PM

    emoticon it brings back sad memories of my Aunt who suffered many years with the awful disease . to to all who have family and friends with this disease emoticon emoticon

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ELSCO55 8/24/2013 9:39PM

    Beautiful

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AWESOMECHELZ 8/24/2013 9:01PM

    That's just beautiful and it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you. emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon

P.S. I like the beautiful, background flowers on your page. emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/24/2013 8:45PM

    I am in tears reading this. It is my Mom.

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