M.A. – you are such an inspiration to me . . . . . 

I met her around 1968. I never heard her say anything about her heart and lung condition. I always knew something was wrong because she seemed to get so tired, so quickly. Her and her husband were later able to purchase a home on the river, and it had a dock. Her color improved and her health seemed to as well. She would go fishing and go for walks on a daily basis. Her daughter told me of her heart and lung situation. She soon became a full-time 24/7 caregiver for her husband’s mother. The mother had Alzheimer’s disease. She took care of her in their home for a decade. The fishing and the walks became a thing of the past.  Her color changed and her voice was not heard often. Shortly after her mother in law passed, she passed. I personally never heard her speak of her poor health or the caregiver job.

She is one of my deep seated inspirations.

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2 responses to “M.A. – you are such an inspiration to me . . . . . 

  1. She was a true CARE giver, but I wish she’d been able to allow others to care for her too. She left her family too soon. xo

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  2. Beautiful and inspirational lady. We need more stories of inner strength like this gem.

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