I’m Not Gonna Miss You

This post by Lynne of curvyroads.info hits close to home, as my father, like her mother, has dementia. For more information about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

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She’s probably going to forget my name even though she gave it to me. She will one day not recognize my daughter, her only granddaughter, even though she looks just like her. One day, I am going to sit in front of her and weep because the woman I call “Mom” no longer exists. I can prepare myself as much as I want, but I will never be ready for that day. My mother has Dementia and will one day probably develop Alzheimer’s. As it stands, we have good weeks and bad weeks. One day the bad weeks will outweigh the good weeks, so what do we do in the meantime?

We cherish the time that we have and appreciate the moments when she is herself and the moments when she isn’t. I will miss her, but in this beautiful post by Lynne, she puts things into perspective from my…

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2 thoughts on “I’m Not Gonna Miss You

  1. dyane December 1, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    I am so sorry, Kitt, that your father has dementia….I can’t imagine how hard it must be to see your beloved parent in that state. My heart goes out to you and yours.

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    • Kitt O'Malley December 1, 2014 / 3:09 pm

      It’s been hard. He has a Harvard MBA and was a brilliant businessman, so he’s been slowly falling from a lofty height.

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