A thief has been here,
not taking the usual things
but something precious and dear.
What sadness to the family he did bring.
He didn't sneak in over the window sill,
or in the usual way
but in his wake he still left everything in disarray.
At first there was disbelief confusion, and shock.
As the case unfolded slowly,
you realize your faith has been rocked.
The more you learn about this thief
the more you realize
how much he causes pain and grief without remorse or thought.
This thief is the worse kind of thief
because he doesn't take worldly possession ,
he steals your mind and leaves an empty shell in his wake.
This Thief's name is Alzheimer's.
Earlene J. Goff April 6, 2010 I lost my husband August 9, 2009 after about an 8 year battle with EOA