I am experiencing forgetfulness more and more. Have I told you all this already? I can't remember. I check my calander daily to make sure I don't forget to be where I'm suppose to be that day. I have sticky notes all over my desk. I forget names. And then the other day I really had what I called an Alzheimer's moment. I came out of church last Sunday to head home. I arrived at my car and took my phone out to turn it back on. I opened it up and stared at the buttons and could not for the life of me remember how to turn it on; something I do all the time and now I had no recollection. I started pushing buttons and nothing worked. I stared at it with a sick feeling in my stomach. I should know how to do this, but I couldn't. I threw the phone back in my purse and went home. When I got there, I took the phone back out, opened it up and turned it on without any problems. What happened in the church parking lot? You got me!
I googled forgetfulness and read articles on this topic. It said I was normal for a 50+ person. Whew! It said if I forget things like eating or taking a bath, then I would have something to worry about. You'll be glad to know that I have had no problem remembering to eat or bathe.
See the string on the finger up above? That means to remember something. Right now at this stage of my life, I would not remember why I had the string on my finger, so I found a better way. I haven't tried it yet, because whatever I have forgotten usually comes back to me soon. But if it gets worse, I have this trick to fall back on. . .
I've walked into the kitchen to retrieve something and by the time I get there, I've forgotten what it was I was going to get. I'll return to the bathroom to continue fixing my hair and by the time I pick up the brush I remember what I wanted in the kitchen. I figure at least I'm getting exercise with all the walking back and forth in my house;)
PLEASE don't think I'm being funny with Alzheimers, I am not. My grandmother had it as well as my husbands grandmother and it was certainly not funny. Watching them go downhill is why I worried about my forgetfulness. So far, google says I'm normal so I think the best thing to do is just be humorous about it. Attitude can make or break a person. When it comes my time to go down, I want to go down laughing. I know when the time comes to go to my eternal home, I will rise to meet my Father with rejoicing. And the wonderful thing about eternity. . .no strings on the finger, no sticky notes, no recorders.
I may lose my memory because of the mind aging but my Lord promises to remember no more deliberately for those who belong to Him.
He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
"I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins"