My Mom was a teacher and educator for 36 years. She was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's, 15 years ago. Since then, I've watched my Mom slip away, much like other families who are dealing with this awful disease. I miss her. I miss her laugh and smile. Here are some other things I miss about my Mom.
I MISS YOU ALWAYS TEACHING ME…FROM SAYING THE ALPHABET BACKWARDS BECAUSE YOU CAUGHT ME WITHOUT MY SEAT BELT.
I MISS YOU ASKING FOR “THREE ACCEPTABLE WORDS” WHEN I SAID SOMETHING UGLY.
I MISS OUR TALKS ABOUT HOW MY HYPERACTIVE PERSONALITY SHOULD BE CELEBRATED YET HARNESSED IN SCHOOL.
I MISS YOU COMING UP WITH FANCY NAMES FOR REALLY BASIC THINGS. I CAN’T SEE JC PENNY WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT JACQUE PENNYAY
I MISS LOOKING IN THE REARVIEW AND SEEING YOU AND DAD SMOOCH TO MAKE ME FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE. FUNNY THING, IT DIDN’T. IT MADE ME BELIEVE IN A LONG LASTING LOVE.
I MISS WHEN YOUR THUMB WOULD CALM ME WHEN YOU HELD MY HAND.
I MISS WHEN YOU WOULD CALL ME SPENCER WHEN EVERYONE ELSE SAYS SPENCE
ULTIMATELY, I MISS YOU...THE MOST.
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