Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, -Isaiah 46:9
Happy Friday! 🙂 Just one little tip today of something that seems to “work” sometimes with my mom. Develop a few catch phrases that you repeat early and often…and use them every single visit a few times. It needs to be bumper sticker short, though…just something with which to connect. Will it help them identify you? At the end, no. But sometimes there is a glimmer…
When I enter the room I ALWAYS say “Hey…there’s my Number One Momma!” Just for a second I feel like she connected a couple of dots. I could be delusional…heck, I could be and this even be true…but it seems helpful.
Here are a few funny bumper stickers that prompted this post that the interwebs provided me:
Each of them reminds me of…uhhh…errr…me or something in my life. 🙂
I hope you have a great weekend! I have several fun things planned: A Springfield Cardinals Baseball game! It is a dementia-friendly affair that the Alzheimer’s Association made possible and I get to join in the fun. 🙂 If you can make it Saturday night, please do. There are tix available. 🙂 I am VERY EXCITED…although I still struggle with fun, as silly as that sounds, because of the guilt that mom languishes while I revel. This is yet another crappy thing about the disease. I am also going to take my bride out to dinner with 1,000,000 other men for Mother’s day. 🙂 It should be a good one in my world and I hope yours is too. 🙂
Training update: I am running this event Saturday morning: LINK It is a 10k, but in an effort to get in more than 10k, I will be making at least one more 10k lap. My running time is short this weekend and next. I have to squeeze them in where I can.
Last thing: I had a wonderful interview yesterday with Dawn Anahid MacKeen. Dawn is an award-winning author who has worked with many, many excellent publications in the US and has penned what seems to be a riveting book about her grandpa called The Hundred-Year Walk (Here is the affiliate link for it). I ordered it yesterday after listening to a brief audio sample. It appears to be amazing! MacKeen is writing a piece for the NY Times about dementia and she found my blog and asked for my take on a few aspects of the disease…………and I wore the poor lady out with an hour plus of my yammering. She understands the disease from a scientific and an experience standpoint and I have no doubt she can turn the coal I gave her into a multifaceted diamond. 🙂 Here is her webpage and bio: LINK
Off we go into another weekend. Hug your momma…or the memory of your momma this weekend. It is a time to celebrate!