This blog is about life with my husband who was diagnosed with 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 "Al" represents the way that Alzheimer's is invading our daily lives.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri knows she goes through cycles of emotions. She tries hard to stay on track with her "live one moment at a time" theory. She knows in her mind there is no use dwelling on the situation, but her heart sometimes persuades her head to touch the emotions she keeps buried about this "Alzheimer" world she lives in. Having just had their 25th anniversary, and Bob's birthday, Sheri feels like she may be a tad bit stuck in that "place" right now. She has learned that she just needs to ride it out, it is what it is and as it is with all grief... it's okay to feel it.

Philippians 4:6-7Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

6 comments:

  1. God bless you, Sherri. I appreciate all of your stories about Bob. Your cheerful attitude is a great example but sharing the times when you can't be cheerful helps, too. Bob is lucky to have you.

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    1. Thank you Sharon, I appreciate the feedback.

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  2. Sometimes we need to just howl into the wind. It's ok.

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  3. Hugs to you Sheri. I think of you often.

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  4. Maureendconnolly@aol.comApril 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Sheri the other day I was feeling so angry and distraught. And then I found you and your husband and your blog. I read back to several blog entries and found the one about this being the path that God has for us right now. I turned everything over that day and you got me out of my funk. And, I am grateful for that. I'm thinking about you today, hang in there and hopefully find some peace. xoxo Maureen

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    1. Thank you Maureen, it means so much to know you are reading and that I might touch someone elses life. Hugs and prayers to you and yours. :)

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