By Mary Friedel-Hunt
Tomorrow is my beloved Bill’s birthday. It is the third time I will honor this day without him at my side. I wonder as I ponder our life together and if Alzheimer’s had not robbed him of his memories and mind, what he would have been like as he aged? We tend, when we lose someone, to remember them forever, of course, but we remember them as they were. We have no way to know who they would have become. This is especially relevant when a parent loses a young child. That person is a child forever in the hearts and minds of his or her parents.
Bill was old enough when he died that who he was would not have