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March 14th, 2004

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From:aurora_nebulosa
Date:March 19th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
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Hiya! :-) I'm glad to hear that you're getting through this and that you've been engaging in activity that (hopefully) is keeping your mind off the pain.

I know what you mean, though, about seeing your relatives suffering so. One of my aunts had (Yes, had, she died recently) severe Alzheimer's and it was so sad that she barely remembered me (or any one of her relatives, for that matter). There was one event, however, that occurred almost a week before her death when my family and I were visiting her nursing home around Christmas of last year. Another aunt who lives at the home had asked me to sing for her and Aunt Thelma (the aunt w/ Alzheimer's). So, I began to sing "O Come All Ye Faithful", first in Latin, then in English. When I began to sing in English, Aunt Thelma started lip syncing the words and appeared to be truly enjoying herself. I tell you, that was the first time in a while that I've seen her "come out of her shell". Verily, I, along with everyone else there, was amazed. Anyway, I know that it seems that, when you're going through some difficulty, your prayers simply hit the celling. They may not be answered as quickly as you'd like, but I truly believe that this is for our own good. I mean, sometimes going through a lengthy trial can, as I may have said before, help to strengthen our character. And, perhaps there are other reasons for lengthy suffering that are not immediately known.

I'm praying for you. :-) TTYL.

Ner's Random Musings on a life of interesting insights

a world of interesting factoids about nothing and everything