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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

If Sheri were honest she would tell you she has had a life time struggle with "stuff ". Not valuable stuff, just stuff. she is sure if she dug deep enough she would be able to figure out why, but she no longer feels the need to spend precious time figuring that out. Her last move from the house she raised her children in was extremely traumatic for her in so many ways. As she prepares to move again she truly feels the desire to lighten her load and has been trying to get rid of excess baggage. There has been something much more therapeutic then traumatic about this process this time. Accepting and understanding that the things of this world are far less important than caring for the broken and hurting in this world is etched on her heart.  Maybe, just maybe Sheri needed to be this broken to feel the brokenness of others.
Sheri needs to pause, praise and pray.
Galatians 6:2
Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.


  1. I would also like to reduce my amount of stuff... my mother is a bit of a hoarder and I am the same, can't seem to throw anything out that cost me money. But rooms feel so much better when the clutter is gone, I can't help thinking that these mimimalists have it all worked out. There are some great Minimalist blogs out there by ordinary people, you might find them inspiring.

  2. This makes me sad Sheri. You are in my prayers. I hope the move brings you peace and serenity. ❤️Maureen

  3. Hi
    I totally get it. I feel I have been going through my stuff steadily for five years. Of course it increased in volume wheny mom and my mother in law passed. I have my own too which really is so much of memory stuff raising my children. The youngest is 16 now, makes me cry that those days are over. But I know the stuff wont bring those days back...this is my sadness.