Our mother's are the ones who set our feet on the path of life, they comfort us, correct us, and love us no matter what! When you were a child and had a bad dream they comforted you and told you it would be okay, when you became a teenager and had your heart broke for the first time she knew just what to say to get you through what you thought was the worse time of your life. Then we hit our twenties and made dumb mistakes, (I know I did) but there was Mom to catch me and help me get back on my feet. I knew no matter what happened I could always go home and Mom would hug me and tell me everything was going to be okay.
But those days are over for me now as my Mom suffers from Dementia and now lives with me. It is now me who comforts her when on her really bad days she is confused, Mom can no longer cook for herself, take her medicine without help, and needs help with the basic everyday tasks in life. Some days can be trying and stressful but Faith, Prayer, and my wonderful sister Kim get me through those days.
You may be asking why I think a Mother with Dementia is a great gift. Because Mom gave me so much over the course of my life and taught me about caring and love, now I can return that gift back to her and Love is the greatest gift of all!
I treasure everyday with my Mother, as dementia does not get better, I know over time things will go from bad to worse, but as long as I am able I will take care of my Mom and give back to her everything she gave to me.
Home is where Mom is and where Mom is there is Love - The greatest gift of all!
Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags