Even though you don’t remember it now, you were such a great mom, leader and friend. I loved our talks about love and relationships. I loved seeing your fire and passion for teaching and the career you gave 36 wonderful years. I remember disappointing you but never feeling unloved. All you ever wanted was for me to become a great man but more importantly, a wonderful human for others. In some ways, I’ve let you down. I’ve been really stubborn but you know that since we are the same. I love the great qualities you gave me. Be a friend to others. Care for others more than myself.
Alzheimer’s may have robbed you of your memory but not of the qualities you’ve always had. Thank you for being my mom, there was no one better!"