Friday, June 10, 2011


Hate - such a powerful emotion.

I don't hate too many things, actually I can't say that I really hate anything. Well... anything except dementia, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, war, greed, and hate. Ok, so I've got a list.

It's just that I've noticed the word hate is used frequently in the blogs of other Alzheimer's caregivers. We hate Alzheimer's disease. We hate what it has done to our loved one, our family, and ourselves. We hate it and we say we hate it. We scream and cry it out loud. We scream it quietly into our sleeve at the grocery store and muffled into our pillows at night.

Is hate the most powerful emotion?
No, I think love is the most powerful emotion.
Hate is second on my list.
The love will see us through this.


karen said...

I do Hate Alzhimer's But Love I am able to care for mom. Great post.

Sandy said...

Great post! Yep, I have to join the crowd. I can't think of a better word for how I feel about Alzheimer's.

I hate it and hate that it stole my Mom away 4 years ago.


Susan Higgins said...

Amen to LOVE!