I Can’t Stop Thinking About Death Since My Mom Died

I often wonder if the average person thinks about death as often as I do. If someone doesn’t answer the phone or respond to a text right away, I think they must have died. If one of my dogs starts coughing or making a weird noise, I think they must be dying. I am well-aware … Continue reading I Can’t Stop Thinking About Death Since My Mom Died

Caregiving Is Hard, But It’s Also Beautiful

Imagine being told the only way to end your suffering would be for your loved one to die. That is the sad reality Alzheimer’s families live with every day. Death is the only true escape for the suffering they endure and yet, they continue to show up to care for their loved one in hopes … Continue reading Caregiving Is Hard, But It’s Also Beautiful

I Am Dreading the Months Leading Up to the First Anniversary of My Mom’s Death

Last week I wrote a post about how I’m actually feeling excited about the holiday season in spite of it being the first one without my mom. That’s all real and true. I’m not dreading the holidays at all this year. I’m actually really excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But there’s something else that’s been … Continue reading I Am Dreading the Months Leading Up to the First Anniversary of My Mom’s Death

How My Mom’s Alzheimer’s Journey Prepared Me For Life Without Her

Losing your mom to Alzheimer’s is a very unique experience. You’ve already been living without her for a very long time and then when she dies, you have to learn how to actually live without her. My mom didn’t prepare me for a life without her. She couldn’t have. My mom didn’t make sure there … Continue reading How My Mom’s Alzheimer’s Journey Prepared Me For Life Without Her