Her pain is now gone. She no longer has confusion about the memories and abilities that Alzheimer's has robbed her of. Since last November, her health had been deteriorating - although when The Boy and I visited in December, she was doing pretty well, all things considered.
To say that my four brothers and I had a complicated relationship with our mom would be a fair assessment of things. I feel sadder for my children than for myself. They lost a Grandma who was good to them (although her behavior was quite erratic when her mind first started to slip).
She and my dad are together again. My brothers and I are left to carry on.
I'm still waiting on the logistical details regarding the funeral.
Rest in peace, Mom.
|My mom, when we visited in December 2010|