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, August 6, 2013

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri uses humor, to disguise her pain
But sometimes, the tear drops flood her like rain.

The sometimes, comes when the forest is too thick
When shes tired and scared or when she's feeling sick.

It comes on when she thinks about what lies ahead
It comes on in the darkness, when she's lying in bed.

It comes on in church, as the songs touch her heart
It comes on when she sees his eyes distant and dark.

It comes on when her heart aches, and she longs to be held
It comes on every day... she just doesn't tell.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


  1. If there was a "like", I would use it. My heart resonates with yours during these tough times. Hope it helps you to know others are out there living similar challenges. We will get through this. Sally

  2. Thank you for your support Sally!

  3. Sending a comforting hug your way.