To see all of their magic…


Last week, I led a funeral service for an elderly woman who was very much loved, but who sadly had suffered from dementia for the last chapter of her life.

Incidentally, and by coincidence, last week was also Dementia Awareness week in the UK, and so I thought I would share this little thought with you:

To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.

I am so honoured to have been able to help the family last week to remember that magic if not for their mother’s memory, but at least for their own personal reminder of the reasons they were there to say goodbye… the reason she was loved, as she was. 

Really though, I think this quote rings true for many of us. Not just for those with Dementia, but for anyone who should ever forget, even just for a moment, how truly magical and loved we all are. Sometimes, we each just need that little reminder too… 
Words by Samantha Kelsie. Quote and image taken from Pinterest.