From the very first year Mike was diagnosed, I dreaded any holiday. The kids were so young, they could never do anything on their own, and Mike was not well enough to help them with anything. Holidays were always something I hated. I'm not a materialistic person at all, but it's always nice to get something (card, handmade project etc.) Without the guidance of another adult, Courtney and Brandon were never able to do anything for me. As years went on, I grew accustomed to the holidays and the fact that I would rarely get anything.
This morning, my mom came over with on single red rose. She handed it to me and said, "this is from Mike. Yesterday he whispered to me and asked me to pick this up for you from him". Well, I lost it. Little did she realize that I ALWAYS told Mike he was lucky because I was never one to want dozens of roses - I always thought one single rose was THE MOST romantic thing a man could give. This morning, I got my single rose.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL ALZHEIMER SPOUSES.