The flowers caught my attention as I was strolling with my husband through our neighborhood. I am fairly certain they had been in bloom for a few days, but my eye had not captured their beauty until today. So red. So full. So beautiful. I thought of my momma and her new heavenly home. I am sure it is full of beauty! We walked on.
GOT SNEAKERS? Let’s Talk Dementia wants your used tennis shoes, athletic shoes, or rubber cleats. We collect these shoes at various locations and send them to a company that gives us $1 for every pair we collect. Clean out your closets and drop off your shoes at one of the following locations. THANK YOU for helping finance our ministry!
In Rock Hill, South Carolina:
Dr. Eppsoffice on Celanese Road
Passmores Grocery and Grill on Saluda Street
Rock Hill Tennis Center on Cherry Road
Little Cafe on Cherry Road
St. John’s United Methodist Church on Oakland Avenue
We enjoy visiting Momma. She has advanced Alzheimer’s and lives in a skilled nursing community. When she sees her family, her first words are “GET ME OUTTA HERE!” Her next words are usually, “I want to go home”. That sentence will be followed by, “Can I go with you wherever you are going?” Does any of this sound familiar?
I can see you shaking your head in agreement. I am very sure the most commonly repeated phrase in the life of someone with dementia is “I want to go home”. I will often respond to that statement with, “OK, where is home.” Now, if I ask my momma that question, she will very likely say, “Hell if I know.” (She enjoys using colorful language, as of late.).