“Hey Mum,” she said as she sat down and took her Mother’s hand in her own. She looked into her cornflower blue eyes as she had done countless times before. Her Mum looked up, confusion behind her eyes as she searched her murky brain for a name. “Hi, Love,” she finally replied with a smile, squeezing her hand in reply. She knew her Mother no longer knew her name. Or that she was her daughter. But she also knew her Mother could feel the love between them. And that was enough for today.

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Voice-Team(@voice-team)
9 days ago

Sad, but reminiscent of past happiness shared Such poignancy! Sadly, too many of us are being faced with just this sort of situation. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 month ago

It’s rare to read, dare I say, an uplifting story about dementia, but yours is just that, Lisa. Yes, there is still sadness but the love between mother and daughter is what shines through. Well done.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

Hello, Lisa. Welcome back to voice club. I am glad to read a story from you again. You know what, I was afraid to go through this (dementia) when I am older. But your story is a relief of all that worries. Yes! I agree that maybe the mind will forget but the love between the mother and her children will always be there. And that love will always connect to recognize each other. Your story is so captivating. Well done.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago
Reply to  Lisa Gledhill

You are welcome, Lisa.

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
1 month ago

This is such a bittersweet but beautiful story, Lisa. Taking something good from an otherwise sad situation, I loved it!

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 month ago

Love your powerful words Lisa In your closing sentence.

Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
1 month ago

Beautiful, Lisa. You have described the interaction between mother and daughter perfectly. Sadly, although my mum has hazel-coloured eyes, that’s exactly how it is. You just need to take those little moments and be glad, very glad  💛 

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Heather C
Heather C(@heather-c)
20 days ago

In just 100 words you have communicated so much about the sadness and love between these characters. Sniffle! 😢 Great job at tugging on my heart strings! ❤️

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Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
9 days ago

I’m really happy that warmth could be found within the sadness. Great story, Lisa. Welcome to the club!

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
8 days ago

Congratulations Lisa! A story that goes straight to the heart.

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Shobana Gomes
Shobana Gomes(@shobana-gomes)
8 days ago

It is so sad to see a loved one in that state of consciousness. You captured those emotions so well in those few lines. Well done, Lisa.

Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson(@susan-dawson)
7 days ago

This is a path I am half way along with a loved one, so very familiar

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Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
7 days ago

Congratulations, Lisa! A wonderful story  💛 

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