- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
This is such a bitter sweet time. I’m so excited for my up coming wedding and the new life I will be starting with my fiance. This is such an amazing time in my life, but it’s somewhat incomplete. My mother was diagnosed with early on set Alzheimer’s a few years ago. At this time the disease has progressed to a point where we have saught advanced care and she lives in a memory care unit for an elder care facility. Without getting too specifc about her condition, I can say that she won’t be able to travel to my wedding that is out of state. There’s nothing that can make up for the fact that she won’t be there.
I have a of ideas with how to honor her through out the day. Where I’m struggling is how to ackowledge her absense in my program. We have other family members that we have lost and plan to remember. But, it doesn’t seem right to acknowledge, remember or honor her as if she is deceased. Has anyone every been in this situation? If so, how have you addressed this separately from other family members that have died? This is a Christian ceremony that is being performed on site at my venue.