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Knew my role, not my name.

by scribbling_scribe on February 1, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


For the first time since the onset of Alzheimer's disease, my husband could not recall my name. He knew that I was his wife, but my name eluded him.

I never knew just how much my name means to me until he couldn't find it on his lips...

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