Goodbye Riva

February 1, 2014 · 1 comment

My mother’s long struggle with Alzheimers is over.

She died on the morning of January 6th, 12 1/2 years after her diagnosis.

I thought I’d said goodbye to her hundreds of times, as she slipped away from me slowly.

But this last goodbye was by far the hardest.

I took many videos of her over the years, and they are a comfort to me now, as I try and figure out how to live in this world without my parents, with grace and gratitude.

Here’s one of my favorite videos, shot when I walked into Riva’s room and woke her up from a nap a few years ago:

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Jennifer February 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm

I’m so sorry for your profound loss, Priscilla. What a beautiful video of your mom. She seemed like such a beautiful, kindred spirit. You’re in my prayers.

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