Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WHY I need my camera...

If I could tell the story in words, then I wouldn't need to lug my camera around everywhere I go.

I'm pretty sure I could never find the right words to tell you the story that this picture will tell you.

My mom is the most impatient person ever. Seriously, she just cannot stand to wait on someone...there are so many funny stories I could share about this subject, but I'd be up for adoption if I did! Yet, as impatient as she is with most people, I was moved to tears Sunday when I watched her sit like this for almost an hour feeding her mom. I watched her grind up chicken meat in the food processor so that it was like baby food so her mom could eat it easily. As I sit there and watched how she enjoyed every single minute of patiently feeding her mom, I had to get up and walk outside before the tears escaped to my cheeks.

I now understand the statement, "A picture is worth a thousand words"...I fully understand that statement.

I had just gained control of my tears and walked back inside when I heard my grandmother say to my mom, "Honey, that was good...whoever you are."

My heart broke in a million pieces as I listened to my mom say, once again, "You're welcome, MOM...I'm Elsie...your daughter. I'm glad you enjoyed it."

Oh the things that Alzheimer’s takes from you...

And here's another reason I carry my camera...

Landon was so interested in everything my grandmother said and done. He would just stand beside her and watch her.

The one thing that Alzheimer's disease cannot take from you is the love you have for the individual that you know is lost inside somewhere. Nothing can take that away!


Parsley said...

I so understand this post. I miss my Granny. The day she passed I had dropped by with banana bread for her and said a quick hello. She didn't know me but she said she loved me. I will always have those last words.

Miller Racing Family said...

Bless your heart. I feel your pain, Alzheimer's is a hard condition to deal with. We will continue to pray for you all.