Monday, February 13, 2012

My visitors prayer...Understanding Dementia



My Visitors Prayer

Please grant my visitors tolerance for my confusion,
Forgiveness for my irrationality
and
Strength to walk with me into the mist of memory my world has become.


Please help them take my hand, and stay awhile
 even though I seem unaware of their presence.

Help them to know how their strength and loving care
 will drift softly into the days to come just when I need it most.

Let them know when I don’t recognize them, that
 I will, I will…

Keep their hearts free from sorrow for me—
For my sorrow, when it comes
Only last a moment, then it’s gone.

And
Finally Lord, please let them know
How very much their visits mean,
How even through this relentless Mystery—
I can feel their love.

Amen
author unknown.
Photo from my garden.

7 comments:

Vicki said...

What a beautiful prayer!

Donna said...

Love this!!
(((HUG)))

Jenners said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny the Pirate said...

So poignant. I feel for all those who live with this terrible disease. Thanks for the reminder, dear Irene.

Trish said...

Beautiful. And heartbreaking. But beautiful.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Irene
questa poesia l'hai scritta tu ?
Molto bella !!
Buona serata Myriam :))

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh wow.
Very beautiful.

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