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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Living with Bob and Al

All though things have been going rather smoothly  for Bob and "Al" lately, the bigger picture of Sheri's life has not gotten much smoother. She is still losing her home and precious gardens, filing bankruptcy and struggling to maintain life. Sheri has spent much time in prayer, and has searched her heart to find answers as to the next phase of life. Alzheimer's has stolen so much from her life that Sheri has had to try very hard to to set aside her anger and do what is necessary for Bob and "Al" and for her own health, she is tired.  So Sheri has decided to leave the frozen tundra and head back home to Texas. Her parents, and her brother are there, and believe it or not even though she has been in the frozen tundra for 22 years now, she never intended to stay there... life just kind of happened, her heart was always in Texas. She needs to be in a better climate for Bob and "Al", a slower pace. A place where Sheri can take a deep breath. She is scared but she needs to take control of her life, by giving the control back to God because she does not have all the answers. Her children are starting their own life journeys. She is thankful for her son (the one with the huge heart),  daughter number 1 (the one that wears her heart on sleeve) and daughter number 2 ( the one that shields her heart with her sleeve),  for giving her permission to move on with her life... they have grown very wise and she loves them very much. 

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

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