A Poem for an Angel
Our family lost someone very special this week. Marie was 93 years old. She is identified in the obituary (that’s kind of an icky sounding word, don’t you think?) as the wife of Louis, mother of Ernest, Louis and Jean, and Nana of seven grandchildren. But, of course, as with any loved one, she was so much more than her statistics.
She suffered the last 15 years of her life with Alzheimer’s Disease, and I previously posted “That You Remember Me” which was written for her a number of years ago. Her husband, along with family members, helped to care for her, and she was able to live in her own home up to the end. In the last 8 months or so, she was aided by a wonderful caretaker, Rosalina, who came to care for Marie far beyond what the term “caretaker” generally connotes. We are very grateful not only for her services, but more so for her caring and the love she shared with Marie. Sincerely.
Marie was a wonderful wife, mother, and Nana, and she is already missed. Most of all, she was a nice person in all ways.
Today I am posting “An Angel Flew To Heaven Today” in partial form.
May she now find her memories. Rest in peace, Marie. You are home where Angels go.
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