Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that can be heart breaking for close friends and family. Kelly Gunderson and her 87-year-old mother are dealing with this difficult disease. As Kelly talks to her mother, it is clear that Alzheimer’s has left her mom a bit confused. Yet, eventually – with some effort – Kelly’s mother recalls her name, and then says, “Well, I love Kelly.” And Kelly responds, “I love you, Mama.” They then go on to say how wonderful it is to love each other. Read here for some tips on “How to cope with an aged parent who has Alzheimer’s disease.“
This touching story illustrates how powerful love is in our lives. We can overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles where love exists. Even though Alzheimer’s cripples the brain from remembering people, places or things, love was able to break the bands of limitations to allow this sweet mother to remember her daughter if only for a moment.
“Where there is great love, there are always miracles,” said author Willa Cather. Have you seen miracles stem from the power of love? Think of things from your own life where love has helped you to overcome obstacles. Marriages are held together by love. Many people are inspired to make righteous, yet difficult, decisions based on their love for God. Love helps people to overlook negatives, work on relationships, serve and help their fellow man and to seek to make a positive difference in the world. The world is full of examples of love. It’s no wonder love is the theme of many movies, books and songs. Read “What is love?” for more insightful ideas on love.
Strive to exercise the power of love in your family, friendship circles, neighbors and even with strangers across the globe. With such a powerful force at our disposal, we can accomplish so much good, and even help miracles occur.