Aunt Pat

Aunt Pat! πŸ˜„

Gino’s aunt, Aunt Pat, is a happy auntπŸ˜„. We took her out earlier today to eat and to just spend time with her on this beautiful day. She has been forgetting things too quickly lately. She forgets my name and Gino’s like every 3-5 minutes and we had to re-introduce our names and tell her who we are, again and again – yes, every 5 minutes or so. Whenever she realizes who we are, her face lights up in excitement and says, “Oh yeah, Gino and Mona! How are you guys? It’s so nice to see you. It’s been what, 2-3 years”? We had to remind her we were just with her yesterday, and then she realizes and says, “Oh yes of course, I did not forget that”! πŸ˜‰
And then she calls us different names again, so we had to start over again and kind of like do an F5 key or click the restart button😌. That is pretty much how we spent the whole 2 hours that we were with her. And I loved it the whole timeπŸ’–. Because I love beginnings. I love introductions. I love F5’s and restarts. She reminds me to never lose joy and passion in knowing or discovering something new and to not be afraid to start over again πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–. With the whole Franco family grieving for the loss of uncle Frank, her cluelessness deviates us a little bit from such an overwhelming sadness to a hope for new beginnings. πŸ˜ŒπŸ’ž
She is precious and we love her and we are praying that even when she forgets our names – she will always know in her heart, what her mind can not remind her, that she is precious and that we love her. When we took her back to the home, she told us we are her family and that she will never forget us. I just nodded – because I will cry if I try to say something and ruin the beautiful time we just shared😌. And I watched her and my husband held hands together as they walk away. πŸ’–

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