Dorothy was in a good mood when I went to see her the other day, so I decided to get her out and took her home with me. It was a beautiful spring day, the sky was blue, the trees were beginning to bloom with the color of April green. The flowers were popping, and it was warm enough to have the car windows down. Dorothy had no idea where she was and kept asking “where are we? Nothing looks familiar.” Then she’d ask “how’d I get here, who else lives here in this State? I don’t remember moving here.” It was a long ride to my house, LOLOLOL.
Dorothy had no idea where she was, but she did see a few plates/vases that were her granny’s- which she passed down to me. When she saw them, she asked me how Granny’s vases got here then she told me the story on how Granny got them. It’s interesting to me that she cannot remember where she is, but she can remember the long-ago memories. But that is where she is living these days in the long-ago past.
We had a good lunch; a sandwich, chips and a Sprite and she was ready to leave shortly after. The way back was pretty much the same as the previous ride, with mom being confused on where and why.
When we got back to the home, we did the shower routine and she felt like a new woman. As soon as she had finished brushing her teeth, she told me it was time for me to go– so she could go visit her friend.
There is plenty of day-to-day life at the home for her, I suppose that just like my life- some days are easy, other days are filled with unexpected happenings. Some days we just go with the flow and other days we want to go and hide, be by ourselves and just sit down and cry and wonder what happened, how did I get in this situation? But most days Life is Good!
It was interesting to me that she does not sing her song much anymore.
The mind is a wonder. And maybe I don’t need to worry about what she can’t remember and focus on what she remembers now. Because all too soon, it too will be lost.
In My Life – John Lennon
There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead, and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all………………….
Love and Light,