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.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

It has taken Sheri this long after placement, to begin to remember more than just taking care of "Al".
bob beach.jpgShe is trying to immerse herself in the word of God, and to be in a place of peace and new discovery. This is a very painfully slow process. She knows now that even though their marriage was not what Sheri had hoped, (and she is sure Bob would say the same)  she still misses  the man she married.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri is trying hard to fit in to a world where she knows she is married but not in a way that feels complete. She feels divorced but not really, yet she is trying to find a way to get the connections she needs but doesn't know how. Life is short and she wants to live it to the fullest... but not really.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri went to see the boys this weekend. "Al" knew Sheri looked familiar but was not sure why. Sheri is slowly accepting that Bob 's safety is more important than Sheri's name.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

If Sheri were honest she would admit that she has been quite self absorbed, something she is not happy or proud about. She finally turned on the news and paid closer attention to world around her, only to realize our country is burning on one side and flooding on the other. She feels shameful that she has forgotten about the side of her that used to care for others burdens. Sheri needs to pause , praise and pray.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri had a dream about a simpler time. It was a time when Bob could do anything. He was a fixer and a builder. If Sheri wanted a shelf, he built it. If she wanted a fence he built it. Serving was definitely his love language. Sheri does not think she recognized that then. 
Isaiah 43:18-19
 18 “Forget the former things;  do not dwell on the past.19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness  and streams in the wasteland.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri went to see the boys this weekend. It takes her the 30 minute trip there to prepare herself, and 30 minutes back to recover. But God is showing her it is ok to leave him in the care of others, and she is learning to care for herself, slowly but surely.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri has not said anything about it, but Sheri's photos will be on display at a local Dunn Brothers on their " artist wall" during the month of November. Sheri is busy printing some her favorite photos on canvas, to be ready for display and sale. Watch for Open House info coming soon.
(Sheri can hardly believe it, but there...she said it out loud :)
God is good!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri is trying to remember the things she enjoyed doing before "Al" moved in. She knows God has a plan for her life, she is going to continue to Pause, Praise and Pray.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

It is a new day, Sheri is going to make the most of it.

Matthew 6:34New International Version (NIV) 

34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.