"What's that Ms. Kent?"
I explained it is a disease that slows thinking skills and memory.
When I visit my mom she will repeat herself. But you have to be patient because she can't help it.
She says to my sons Alex and Michael.
" It makes me so happy to see your face. I love you."
We brought Happy Birthday Balloons and a special Christmas sweater.
"I like that." as she holds the sweater to her chest.
She opened the special hand made cards created with six year old minds and loved the colorful pictures.
"Oh she likes my pink kitchen." as she pointed to the picture of her favorite color pink.
I am grateful to all of the staff who cares for her. It is not an easy task but they do it with love and grace. Thank you to my first grade students who so joyfully made the cards and candy cane reindeer. It made her birthday more glorious. Happy Birthday Mom!!! You are the best Mom ever.