God’s Promise

Mother and daughter smiling

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.—REVELATION 21:4 (NIV)

Searching for the perfect card for Mother’s Day can be difficult when your mom suffers from Alzheimer’s. Hallmark should make a series of cards just for that situation:

“Mom, I’m sorry you can’t remember my name, but I hope you remember that I love you.”

“Mother, remember the time we…? Oh, never mind.”

“Dear Mama, I know you think I’m stealing your money, but I’m not. Really.”

“Mama, Por favor mantenme en tus recuerdos.”

“Hey Mom, if you can’t find your purse, it’s probably under the mattress. The same place you always hide it.”

“Mom, I remember you before you had Alzheimer’s. I remember the boo-boos you kissed, the drawings we made
together, the made-up bedtime stories you told and the Easter dresses you sewed. I remember you.”

She is still my mother, whether she realizes it at this point or not. She will always be my mother. Because of God’s promises, I believe that when we are reunited in heaven and our eyes meet, she will once again look upon me with recognition and love.

Today's Prayer:

Lord, thank you for your assurance that there will be no crying or pain in heaven. Thank you that the devastating disease of Alzheimer’s will be no more.

Adapted from Strength & Grace: Daily Devotions for Caregivers, a new publication from Guideposts