Good Neighbors

I’m losing another neighbor. She feels she needs to move closer to her children. She mentioned she is suffering dementia. I hadn’t noticed anything different about her, outside of getting older and slower, but she said she sometimes can’t remember people’s names at church. I didn’t say anything, but I doubt that’s a serious sign of dementia. At least I hope not! Perhaps she didn’t want to share other symptoms, too personal. When we first moved to north Texas, she and her husband already lived here so we’ve been neighbors for some years. We both lost our husbands to cancer as well. It’s not as if I think she’s making the wrong decision, she’s right to make the difficult choices before someone else has to. It’s just that good neighbors are a treasure. I’m going to miss her.

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