My Christmas Gift Came Early...

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Mom asked to phone her children. I helped her call my brother then both sisters. When she was finally hanging up, she said help me dial my other daughter, and said my name. In that moment, I was loved like her daughter again. no other group would understand that moment. Most might see it as a sad effect of dementia - looking to call the person standing right in front of her. To me, it was a gift. In her heart, she loves me as her daughter, though I am her caregiver too. I hugged her tight.


Wishing each of you to receive an extra dose of love and joy this Christmas.

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i LOVE that you saw the love in that moment. My spirit and spunk and open mindedness are tired and you just pepped it up a bit. You mom loves you as a daughter. I get how wonderful that is.
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What a wonderful story :)
Your attitude is what I'm trying to learn. Thank you so much for sharing.
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I had some moments of peace and love with my mother during our last visit. She could not hear and is not very verbal anymore, but I held her hand and she squeezed it and we gazed at one another and the love flowed. It was a gift.
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Merry Christmas to you and your mom
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Wonderful, you are obviously in her heart and that is where it counts!
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I love it! You know you are loved and remembered in some part of her mind! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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Nice to hear a good story! It is nice you had that moment. Merry Christmas.
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I am so glad you had this moment of joy.
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Lovely story, full of Christmas hope and magic. Thanks for sharing.
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