Sheri has to say that as overwhelmed and terrified of how the "boys" would do with placement as she was, watching him on his birthday assures Sheri it was the right thing to do, and the right place too. "Al" is so very content. He is truly living in the moment and in that moment he is happy. The care team there loves "them" and everyone in the building knows his name. As they walked around people wished him happy birthday and it was a new discovery of that fact each time they said it. He saluted proudly saying thank you, thank you, and Sheri could hear the workers chatting about how very sweet "Al" is. Sheri is trying hard to come to peace with this lifestyle change but the rhythm of her life is not quite smooth yet. So Sheri will continue to work on remembering all the blessings in her life, her beautiful family and church family and pause, praise and pray.
Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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.