Saturday, August 15, 2015

Book Adoration

I love a book that immediately sends me searching through the library catalog to find more from the author!  I'm not sure how I missed this one when it came out 10 years ago other than to say Clare wasn't quite a year old and I might have been a little busy.  But I don't think I would have had the same visceral reaction that I had at this point of my life.  This book was beautiful.  You can google it and read all about it.  But if you experience internal loneliness or discomfort that you just can't put a finger on, even at the best times in your life, I recommend you read the one.  Lucy's letters to Ann were so eloquent in her descriptions and provide that ah-ha moment you only get when you are on the outside looking in.  So just read it.  And let me know what you think!

Alzheimer's sucks

One of the greatest gifts and the greatest challenges in my life is my mom.  My mom was a great mom in almost every way.  We had our differences as every 2 females that ever existed in the same home did, but overall we entered my adulthood with a great relationship.  As my babies were born, she cared for them and was their shining star.  And the same time the life that was in her was changing.  Somewhere between 59 and 60 we realized she had Alzheimer's disease.  And now I look back at these pictures with a flood of gratitude and a torrent of sadness.  Today my mom requires help to walk, cannot carry on an intelligible conversation and has lost the memory of who I am most days. Pictures are priceless...

A Fresh Start

Because sometimes things need to begin again.  A reminder that the possibilities are endless...