She probably won’t remember you. Nowadays she may not even pretend that she does. But the deeper we get into this Alzheimer’s thing, the more I realize that that’s irrelevant.
While bringing someone pleasure is often based on shared memories, it doesn’t have to be. Nor does it have to offer hope for a future relationship.
It just is. Let it be.
If you can bring someone joy in the moment, make them smile with your presence, show them love and kindness—regardless of how you may feel about their condition—then, yes, make the visit.
She won’t remember it later.
Accept that up front.
But you will probably remember it.
And God certainly will.
It will bring Him joy, too. And make Him smile, too. And He’ll see your love and kindness, too.
Is that enough for you?
I hope your answer is
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Does today count?