Monday, March 28, 2016


Please hold in your hearts Jim and Karen and their children.


Jim passed away this week from Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease.
He could have been my younger brother: a healthy, intelligent, active guy with a wife and two children. 
Alzheimer's is NOT just an old person's disease.
Alzheimer's is NOT a normal part of aging.
Alzheimer's is a thief, it steals and steals.

We are Missing Jim.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

two years without her

Two years ago, Mom died.  I was just sitting here thinking of what to write in this post and my brother called.

He called just because he was thinking of me.  He didn't remember what day it was.  I told him I was just thinking about him too.

We shared news of the joys that are in our lives.  We rejoiced in our children and grandchildren.

He told me not to cry, and go do a happy dance for Mom.  So I'm going to dance around today and wiggle my butt in my too tight jeans, and think happy thoughts about Mom.