Monday, September 10, 2012

A sad day for me!

Today is my Nani's 76th birthday.. She is my godmother and one of the most special people in my life. She was a major influence in my early years and taught me so much.. I love her like I only love very few women in my life.. Unfortunately, she doesn't remember me and doesn't even know my name.. she is a victim of Alzheimer's disease..
It has been a very difficult day for me.. it's hard to believe that the person who holds such special place in my heart is only the shadow of who she once was.. When I called her today (she lives in Venezuela), she didn't even know who I was... her mind is gone.. she is gone! I love you Nani and it hurts me to think that you no longer understand such a feeling! Happy Birthday! I will always hold on to our happy moments! Thanks for all the memories!

I can only hope that research continues to improve and a cure can be found for this terrible disease. It is heart breaking to see families torn apart because of Alzheimer's.  It is hard to lose someone while they're still alive.. Such a terrible feeling.
I will make sure that my kids know who my "Nani" was, that they know what she meant to me and that they understand how much love can be felt for one special person! I love you Nani and forever will! Thank you for everything you were for me.. for everything you still are and everything you always will be!

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