Monday, June 3, 2013

The Roller Coaster Called Life

I truly feel like we are living on a roller coaster these days. We have up days and down days with Pansy. Her dementia has progressed in such a way that she truly does not remember things. One day we're traveling all around the US (in her mind) and then the next day she is in deep mourning thinking that her husband has just passed away. It pains us so much to see her grieving over and over again. If we try to tell her that he's been gone for 6 years now she just does not understand how that can be or that she has lived with us now for 5 years. She will say "I just don't understand that". 

I think one of the hardest things to witness is that she knows she's confused but just doesn't know why. 

We are definitely learning how to practice patience and just take each day as it comes. My Facebook status today was: "Keep your hands and arms inside the car at all times and enjoy the ride." ...Said the announcer as we step onto 'The Roller Coaster of Life!' It just seemed fitting.

With that's clipping is actually not one of Pansy's...only because I didn't have the time to search through all of hers to see if one fit. Instead I found the following to be very appropriate.

'God Bless You Today!'