I can remember being a little child and going with my Mom to a shop or the store. It was actually a treat because he was my hero and I just adored being with him. He had a red MG convertible and just riding around with my Mom on errands felt love the thrill of a lifetime. Mom and I are still going shopping together. But the locale we go is to the cannabis shop. It’s not that we are a pair of severe pot smokers or anything. The weed shop has the medical marijuana that is helping my Mom. I don’t have a convertible however my Mom actually prefers riding in my large truck. It’s something that still ties his memory to me. Mom is suffering from dementia and there are times where he gets particularly disoriented and can’t remember who people are or where he is. Fortunately, we have the resources for him to get the care he needs. That is a blessing for sure. Another blessing has been the medical cannabis. Mom has been taking it for about 6 months now and it actually helps. It provides longer stretches of lucidity. However, I guess the best thing is that it calms him greatly when he can’t remember or is confused. I have hated seeing the fear in his eyes when that happens. That’s why I’m so incredibly grateful for medical marijuana. This is so strenuous to watch my Mom go through. But having this calm from the weed actually helps. And I will never forget all the times that we have been able to go to the weed shop together. It’s amazing because he is still so much my hero.