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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Living with Bob and Al

Sheri's heart is hurting this morning
just when she thinks she is dealing with all the changes
She realizes she probably won't be in her house in Spring
when her garden blooms...she was always outside very early in her jammies
with her coffee, even before all of the frost was out of ground
to see the first signs of life, the little green sprouts, from under the leaves
The signs that life would begin again.
Her garden has been her solace throughout so many struggles in her life
The soil holds many tears of past sorrows
having her son leave when he was teenager to be with his father
because he and Bob did not get along,
the tears she shed for herself, struggling with cancer a few years back
She expanded the garden with Bob every couple of years
as it was something they could together, Sheri would chatter
and Bob would listen, moving the plant three or four times
until Sheri thought it was just right.
Sitting in the swing, the one where daughter number 1 and daughter number 2
 would sit on either side of Sheri to whisper sweet childhood secrets
The swing that Sheri and Bob sat in to do the "90 Day Bible Challenge"
Last year.
That swing was the place that Sheri would go after the sweat and tears of her
life had soaked in deep into the ground...and she would thank God for the beauty of his creations.
Sheri's heart is hurting this morning.

Psalms 30:5      Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning

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