My mother was born June 2, 1928 in Berlin, Germany. She died July 1, 2011 from Dementia. My father took care of her for many years, until he could no longer do so. They moved into assisted living and after a few months my mother was placed into the Alzheimer's Unit.. her disease had progressed rapidly. It was such a heartbreaking day for all of us. We are still discussing if we had made the right decision... but we know we did and just in denial. She died just a few months after being admitted. She could no longer or refused to eat or drink. She had a DNR so we respected her wishes... well, after two trips to the hospital to keep her here. :(
I so wish that I had the words to express what a most beautiful and caring mother I had like some people here on NV can do. When I did wrong she would kick my ass for sure and then give me the biggest hug. A week before she died, I went home to see her. She had not talked for many weeks. I put her head in my lap and started brushing her hair and just talked to her. The last word she spoke was my name. Two days later my daddy called and I could not talk. :(
I am posting this early because I do not know that I will have the strength to respond to all my dear friends here on NV on her birthday. I love you all and you are all such amazing and wonderful friends.