Hearing the Voice

There were many defining moments back in 2015 which God used to help me understand that my sweet Momma needed more of my help. I’m resharing this particular post because “auditory hallucinations” were one of the signposts in my mom’s Alzeheimer’s disease progression. I would also like to mention that God’s timing in answering prayers may sometimes seem slow, but His timing is always perfect. He answered my mother’s prayer on May 24, 2020.

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Facebook Journal Entry – October 13, 2015

About 30 seconds after wheeling her cart into her local Pick n’ Save grocery store, Momma abruptly stopped in front of the produce section and informed me she needed to take her hearing aids out. The clatter of carts, the din of voices, and incessant cash register beeping were just too much. She pulled each device out and carefully placed them in a little pouch we keep in her purse. With a look of great satisfaction on her face, she smiled broadly, and said, “Ahhhh! Peace and quiet.”
But, Momma’s quiet world isn’t always quiet. Occasionally, she’ll be sitting in her favorite chair and then suddenly wave her hand in agitation, as if shooing someone away. “Oh, be quiet! Go away!” she’ll scold. I’ll ask Momma who she is talking to and she’ll reply, “Don’t you hear him? He keeps singing that same…

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