A Sacred Scarf & Dementia
I have to share with you all a very special gift I received from one of our readers. Let me correct that phrase. I just can’t in good conscience refer to Sheri as a”reader” of the blog. It just feels so wrong. You see Sheri and I met through Alzheimer’s Speaks, but by no means do I consider her a “reader,” or “follower” of the blog. I think of Sheri as a close personal, friend, even though we have never met.
The other day I received a UPS package. As I picked up box that sat on my stoop, my hands got warm and my heart turned soft. Once I opened the package, I found this beautiful purple scarf. (Just in case you haven’t noticed, purple is my favorite color.) The scarf was so soft and smelt so good. I couldn’t help but put it around my neck immediately, and as I did my whole, body got warm. The scarf felt so healing and full of love. It made me feel so comfortable and protected. I wore it for two straight days!
I’ve never had a reaction to a piece of clothing like I did to this scarf. I chose to believe it was made with love by a dear friend I have a unique connection with.
[wpvideo ANeG8JmL]You see, Sheri and I have shared intimate thoughts and feelings like many of us here o Alzheimer’s Speaks regarding our journeys with dementia.
Until my dying day, I don’t think I will ever forget our conversations regarding Sheri’s Mom, who has since passed. Never will Halloween be the same for me. Never will I forget being at a conference and rushing to my room after the event that evening to check my email to see if Sheri had written me. All day I had wondered how things were going between Sheri and her mother. YES, there was an email, Sheri had a huge break through with her Mother on this day and I was blessed to have Sheri tell me about her day. Thank you for your friendship Sheri! It was so special it still brings tears to my eyes.
Here is a glimpse at our journey together. It truly is precious.
Today was a Gift of Connection. There is Reason to Celebrate!
(Please note the name in this letter was changed as Sheri was not comfortable at the time using her real name.)