Today is a Day of Discovery

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Today is a Day of Discovery

tj
(Editor's Note: We welcome TJ to our blogging team today. You can connect with TJ on her profile page: @tjcrn.)

rosary-699609_640Today I discovered, realized, that my mom of 53 years who lives with me does not remember me at all.

Oh, yes, there have been glimpses of this day coming, but to spend hours reminding her who I am just to realize that her last words before going to sleep are, Are you a Catholic? This women who raised me doesn't know me as her daughter who takes her to Mass every week and says the rosary with her.

I don't know if it harder because she knows my sister and older brother or just that I didn't want the day to ever come, the day when she didn't lose the blank look and say, Of course, you're my daughter.

Sad day, but we will continue to go forward to another day, and I will care for her .

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Lillie Fuller

I'm sorry this is happening to you. Thank you for sharing such a tough moment with us.

Jean

Welcome T.J.\r\n\r\nI'm so sorry. This indeed is one of the most heart wrenching moments -- it certainly was for me. I'm so glad you are here and blogging. It really does help to express your thoughts and feelings to those of us who have been there.

LilMagill

This is one of the things I dread the most. I'm so sorry - you have my sympathy.

Denise

Oh, TJ, what a sad day. My mom says her Rosary every day. I can't imagine who awful it felt to know your mom didn't know you. Even though you know the day will come, it doesn't make it easier when that dreaded day arrives.\r\n\r\nWhat resilience you have. You took a tough day and turned it into your first blog post. You feel the heartache and then use it to help you feel better. Your ability to do this will continue to serve you well.\r\n\r\nI look forward to reading your next post. And, I'm really looking forward to getting to know you.