God will not Forget You

For my mother, Sharon Mayforth, in honour of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.


You may continually misplace your keys

Misfile your favourite recipe

Drop a word or two or three

You may lose all track of time

Or lose your way on your way home

Or not recall you’ve told that story once or thrice before

You may forget to water plants, to feed the fish, or put on pants

Yes, there’s a chance you will forget to bathe or brush your teeth or comb your hair

But more than this, I’d be remiss, if I did not mention that amidst these small and trivial things, much greater matters will give way

You’ll lose your very sense of self, your independence, and your health

Confusion will become the order of the day

You’ll wander through your muddled mind and find the jumbled words and ghost of memories past do not express your needs and is there anyone who understands?

The biggest grief will come when you no longer recognize the ones you love

They will be strangers all

Before you think, if this befall you that you’ve been committed to some special sort of hell

And lose all hope and finally despair

I tell you

God will not forget you

He did knit you in your mother’s womb

He knows you as the artist knows each brushstroke and the finished piece

Your worth is not diminished by diminishing capacities

His love does not depend on you possessing all your faculties

No loss can separate you from the love of Christ

He’s carved you on His hands and feet

Though this may be your final trial

Please know that in a little while

You’ll be the blessed one to see Him face to face

And clarity will dawn

And you will rest in Him, confident that you will not forget again


God will not forget you


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8 thoughts on “God will not Forget You

  1. For years I was sad about my mom’s dementia and always said I will ask God why He allows it. However, when she died 1/26/2013 I realized He gave me a tremendous gift as I started grieving her loss before she was gone and the pain was not as great. I still cherish my last real meaninful conversation with her in March 2010 when I called her back after her sage advice and said I think I am now able to forgive. She began to weep and said God answered my prayer. That was my last meaningful conversation with her although I called her daily until she died. Be blessed as God brings to rememberance all the wonderful things you experienced in life because of your mamma!

  2. This is beautiful Polly! Sending prayers, love and hugs…DSent from my Bell Samsung device over Canada’s largest network.

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