Don’t Let Alzheimer’s Steal All of Your Joy

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to the beach for a few days. It was a much needed mini-vacay to relax and unwind. I was sitting there on the beach one day, reading a mindless, light book, when it hit me. It had been hours since I thought about my mom and … Continue reading Don’t Let Alzheimer’s Steal All of Your Joy

Beauty Can Be Found Amidst the Storm

The sky is turning dark. The clouds are rolling in. As you see the storm approaching, you might feel worried and scared. Your stomach is in knots. Your voice catches in your throat. It’s hard to speak the words you know are true. A bad storm is coming. You hear the clap of thunder. You … Continue reading Beauty Can Be Found Amidst the Storm

Forgive Yourself for What You Didn’t Know, When You Didn’t Know It

I opened up my Facebook memories this morning to see pictures from my bridal shower, which was around this time eight years ago. In one of the pictures, I’m sitting in a chair, opening gifts, and my mom is standing behind me, looking absolutely clueless. She was about a year into her Alzheimer’s diagnosis at … Continue reading Forgive Yourself for What You Didn’t Know, When You Didn’t Know It