My Beautiful Mother
Posted on June 03 2015
I am a sixteen year old girl and I am in highschool and I'm a dancer and my father has been disabled from work all of his life and my mom was a nurse and had to take care of all of the finances because of my fathers disability. My mom worked overtime constantly, trying to give me and my brother everything we wanted and everything we've ever needed. My mother slowly started to lose her memory starting with little things like losing her keys or forgetting where she put her phone, to forgetting to give her patience the medications they needed. Eventually, people started to notice something was not right, and told my mom to take some time off from work to see a doctor and figure out what was wrong with her and get her what she needed to get better. Little did they know, my mother was never coming back to work. She had to go to multiple different doctors and no one knew what was wrong and the medical bills between my dad and her we're building up quicker than ever, they were struggling to keep up. Eventually, at her doctors appointment her doctor broke down in tears and apologized for not seeing this in the tests earlier.. my mother had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. This was the worst thing she wanted to hear. She blamed herself for months and months and was very depressed very quickly. I hated to see my mother like this so I did something about it. I started spending a lot more time with my mom and reminding her constantly how much I love her and how much she means to me and how we will get through this together and she seems a lot more happier lately and that's all I could ever ask for in life. Her disease is slowly changing her though and I'm honestly terrified to see what the future will bring.