She's now 90 with dementia, wheelchair bound, too, living in a nursing home. I know that I am blessed to have her here, still living. However, her mind is, well, pleasantly confused at best. She doesn't carry on a conversation. For awhile, I was feeling as if I had lost her already.
These journals are quite simple. She tells of the people she talked to. She writes of what she ate and did. She will sometimes comment on current events. She mentions the weather. These are all very simple things. Yet, they are so interesting! It's hard to read only a few days at a time.
For the last two years, I have been keeping similar journals on paper in addition to my blogging. Even today, my kids will ask to hear what we did just two years ago. It amazes me how in such a short time we forget all the little details. And I am so glad that I took the time to write them down. Actually, it doesn't take much time at at. Usually, I have to limit myself because of space.
Perhaps one day my family will take these journals and read them to their kids.