This is rebloged from my sister blog. About life , love separation and Alzheimer’s.

So today was Alzheimers Awareness day….in the morning post was a handwritten envelope with a local postmark. Curious ,I opened it carefully to discover a small blue heart with a blue ribbon and a label attached. On the label was a short poem

A heart for you with love I send How I wish this virus would end.

We’ll soon be through the other side With Clayburn Court as our guide

My fingerprint is in this heart to keep us close while we’re apart.

Well……..Tears welled up as I read these words.

After 4 months of lockdown, in Mid August we could go to visit our loved one albeit only in the garden but now we are back to square one as there has been a suspected case of the dreaded Virus.

Thanks to the internet I can see what is happening at Clayburn and I know they are doing wonderful things to keep the residents well and happy,but it is not the same as seeing them in person.

Whilst eating my meal this evening ,listening to the radio, what should be played but Fontine’s beautiful song ‘I dreamed a dream’..once again tears were in my eyes.The words were so telling and could be applied in part to our situation.

All those years of working and raising a family and looking forward to a time when we could enjoy retirement were gone and we only had 15 years when we could relax together when it all crumbled with the onset of Alzheimers. Now after 61 yers of being together we are separated

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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. darsword
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 21:43:30

    Beautiful and bittersweet.
    First song many of us heard from Susan Boyle. Love her! I watched both of my grandmothers die of Alzheimers. It is a fear I hold with love.


  2. Paula Light
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 22:17:33

    Heartbreaking 💔


  3. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 01:32:11

    A very heartfelt post


  4. Ritu
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 04:10:23

    Beautiful 💜


  5. Savoring Sixty and Beyond
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 11:26:05

    As I commented to your sister, what a lovely gesture and a treasured keepsake. ❤️


  6. pensitivity101
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 22:16:22

    It’s a great arrangement of a classic song and Susan Boyle does it justice. I left a comment on Tess’s blog. I think about her often.


  7. summertime75
    Sep 23, 2020 @ 10:56:05

    It’s a lovely song, we saw Les Misérables in London several years ago, I was mesmerised and for once didn’t fall asleep and was shocked when the intermission came, I remember one of the b&w films which I watched as a child with my Nanna and of course Susan Boyle’s audition that shocked us all. Mother in law had dementia, sadly she often didn’t recognise her children but for some reason she used to smile when I visited, perhaps the memory of a scruffy hippy turning up with her daughter was still there and amused her, hope so. We could only visit briefly due to COVID as the home locked down very early and thankfully none of the residents or staff caught it. When she became “end of life” the home agreed to more frequent visits in her room and my wife actually moved in for her final two weeks, I’m not sure the company would have agreed but the home manager was fantastic, also my wife helped with all her care, she said that it was probably the best and worse period of her illness but there were so many laughs. Residential homes sometimes get bad press as being only interested in money and we experienced the best and the worst of homes, sorry I’m rambling, dementia is wicked and robs us of so much


    • willowdot21
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 10:15:00

      Yes I understand and I really feel for my sister who is going through all this, sadly with her husband. That’s why I posted it on my blog so people could see how she feels . I had trouble reblogging but got it up in the end. Do visit her blog if you have time the URL is at the bottom of the post. Thank you for sharing your sad and Beautiful experience. 💜


  8. Inspire To Nourish
    Sep 27, 2020 @ 06:03:09

    It is such a hard and sad time. My dad has alzehimers and I haven’t seen him since March.


    • willowdot21
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 06:13:33

      It is a hard time, as I say this is my sister’s post and I know she is suffering. Alzheimer’s is such an evil their of people’s souls. I hope you can see him soon.💜 Do visit her blog 💜


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