This blog is about life with my husband who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's and Frontal Lobe Dementia in 2008. He was 64 at the time although now, knowing more about the disease, Alzheimer's was present many, many years ago, which is why early detection is so important. As you read the blog the character"Al" that I created in 2008 represents the way that Alzheimer's is invading our daily lives.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Living with Bob and Al :)

Sheri said she wanted to make memory's
for her girls this holiday season, and she thinks she
may have accomplished it this year.
Things have been tough the last couple of months
with the uncertainty of the job situation.
So Sheri decided that she would not be buying any
 gifts. She told the girls and they understood.
Sheri has a somewhat unusual thing going on with her faith..
She was raised in the Jewish faith and accepted Christ about 13 years ago.
Wanting to still make sure the girls did not lose their Jewish heritage
Sheri came up with a Hanukkah craft thingy that they have used each
Hanukkah since the girls were small, well anyway
the point is that Sheri ( thinking forward to the future)
thought it would be nice for the each of the girls to have one of their
own, that Bob and "Al'  would have helped make
kind of a hope chest type thing.
So back in October she went to the craft store
and day by day and week by week
Bob and "Al" have been cutting and gluing felt with Sheri
to make each of the girls one of these

The flames are removable (Velcro so you can put one up each night)
In each of the pockets is a different thing that the family
does together each night of Hanukkah
so there is game night, potato latka night, movie night, making
matzo ball soup night that kind of thing
This was the only gift the girls received this year
And Sheri is sure they understood the significances
of Bob and "Als" participation...
Sheri thinks she accomplished making memories this year. :)

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a perfectly lovely holiday. Yes, I believe it was a memory making event. Good job! The gift you made the girls will be so special for so many years. I love handmade gifts!