September 15, 2016 8:36am CST
My friend's mom in law is in her late eighties. Last week she had been asking for me I was told.. since she has some hearing issues I can't talk to her on the phone and she lives about an hour and a half from where I live. This last weekend I drove over to meet her, its always a pleasure to meet her. She doesn't say much.. she just sits close to me and listens to what I have to say. She asks questions about me and the boys.. and just listens.. she often disappears unnoticed and appears with plates of food. She sometimes sings for us even though her voice breaks and her words are not so clear. She smiles and holds your hand as you talk to her and looks you in the eye. I can just feel the love flowing.. I am yet to meet another person like her who is so full of love. I treasure my visits with her.. I always wish that I would be like her when I reach her age.. She is an awesome person.
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15 Sep 16
@sol_cee I have a lovely picture of her hugging and kissing me.. But she doesn't like her picture to be published.. Her wall painting appeared in local magazine and she did not tell them put her picture... She had painted her pet goat and her granddaughters love birds on her walls.
16 Sep 16
You are a wonderful friend to go see her and make her happy, you brought tears to my eyes remembering my mother and how much she appreciated us visiting her when life with difficult for her with Parkinson's Disease. Her eyes would light up...
16 Sep 16
I feel we change every ten years or so physically and also in attitude due to circumstances. It is sad when some lose their memories to recognize even their dear ones. They are in their own world in those years. Tough to predict how it will turn out for us but there should be some loving souls around - siva
20 Sep 16
@Shiva49 Yes we do change day after day in our attitude and outlook on life. Its tough for the individual and others when their memory fails.. but I do notice that people who keep themselves engaged in activities that they love they seem to age gracefully.. I may be wrong to make a sweeping statement.. but this has been my experience.