My best Christmas gift? This, from my mum. Mum has advanced dementia and has been in a home for almost 10 years and according to doctors should have died earlier this year. I have watched her lose her ability to walk, to read, form sentences, eat solid food, month after month, year after year. Lately, she’s been a surprise for everyone, holding fairly coherent interactions and remembering people’s names. I went to see her this week and this is what I found. A leisure services person explained how hard she worked to give this to me. It wasn’t that long ago she was in hospital jabbering nonsensically and yelling.
It says: to Angela, love you, fr your mum. She’s still with me, knows me. Not that I ever had a doubt, but still…this means so much to me. Thanks, Mum.