Mom and Alzheimer’s and Mom’s Birthday and Me

Yesterday was Mom’s birthday.  For the first time in my life I didn’t call her, I didn’t send her flowers, I didn’t send a card or a poem or a picture.  I let her birthday go by without so much as a thought.  For the first time in my life, for as far back as I can remember, I forgot her birthday. 

I miss you, Mom.  Do you know I didn’t call you yesterday, didn’t send flowers?  I’ll call you tomorrow and tell you I forgot.  It’s all I can think to do. 


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