• Katie Boer

Dementia Diaries: Laying my mom to rest

Laid my mom to rest yesterday. 💔


Even for a journalist, delivering her eulogy was, without a doubt, the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to write.


But it was an honor to do so.




It was even harder watching her five brothers and son carry her casket, adorned in beautiful white roses and a quilt she made, out of of the church one final time. You can’t put that kind of experience into words.


Despite COVID restrictions and complications, I still thought it was a beautiful service. Thank you to the friends and family who helped me put it together. They know who they are, but I’m still so grateful to them.

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