Monday, October 18, 2010

A Walk to Remember

This is my sweet granny. Her name is Virginia and she is suffering from a terrible illness known as Alzheimer's. It is so hard for me to even talk about her. The loving, sweet grandma that I know and love has been replaced...her gentle spirit has been taken over by a horrible disease. I know none of it is her fault, it is just so hard to see her in such a different light. I have to remind myself that even though my granny is different now, she is still mine and I have to remember the wonderful memories we share...nothing can ever take that away from me. I also believe that my granny will one day have all her precious memories returned to her when she passes onto the other side. I believe that in heaven, she will enjoy every moment of her life without fear of forgetting.

We had the opportunity to show our support for Granny during a walk for Alzheimer's this past Saturday. I could not believe the huge amounts of people that were there to support a loved one who suffers from this terrible illness. It was truly an eye opener for me to cherish each memory, each moment because they are so precious, and so priceless. I know without a doubt, if my Granny could have one wish, it would be a day of reminiscing with loved ones about past cherished memories.

It was so neat to have our family walk side by side in support of our sweet grandma. Even Adlee was able to recognize that she was walking for her great grandma...that it was in her honor that we were there.Not a day goes by that I am not reminded of how fleeting and fragile life is, and how important it is to savor each moment with those we love.

I know my granny would have loved to see everyone walking in her honor, she would have been so proud of her little family. Nothing in this world gave her more pleasure than her loved ones.

So here's to you sweet granny, may you always know how special you are to us and we will continue to walk with you through each day because we love you and we are are so glad that you are ours!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. My grandmother passed away 5 years ago, she had Alzheimers for over 10 years. It was so sad to see her health and her memory decline, but I am so thankful we were close and had such wonderful times together.