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.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Livng with Bob and "Al"

Sheri is realizing just how deep she has been stuffing her emotions for so many years, it was a protective skin that allowed her to continue to face each day.  She knows that sounds a little weird, but she has been in what she refers to has "survival mode" for over ten years, and almost a year after Bob's placement the dam seems to be bursting ... daily. Excepting Bob's recent aggressive behavior and the major slide he is in from afar, and knowing she can not fix this is finally becoming real to her. Thanks to praying friends and those walking with her, she is still hanging on by a thread and often can not write her feelings away. Sheri knows she has a purpose in this life, God is carrying her through this part of her journey, because she is definitely to weak to walk.


  1. Praying for you dear sister. May the Lord comfort you and provide strength. He sees you and knows the deepest parts of you. You are loved. You are not forsaken or forgotten. You are precious in His eyes.

  2. Hello, keep up the good fight.

  3. Sheri, thank you for posting. Pray for you almost every day and know that the Lord is holding on to you. Though not caring for elderly parents anymore, am going through a very rough season with our 2 teens. Your perseverance and trust in the Lord are an encouragement to me! You taught me the phrase: Pause, praise, pray.
    Love from SC,