Thanks for joining me!
This journey began years ago, way before I realized what it was.
Why Me? Why Us?
I’ve heard it said that we are what we think.
I’ve heard it said that we are what we eat.
I’ve heard it said that it’s all up to genetics.
I think it’s a combination of all those things, some under our control and others not. I believe that God works with us in all of these things to create a life of a certain sort, unique to each person, and valuable to him.
Writing, My Therapy
I’m thinking about all of this because, over the last half year, I find that I’m living life with an awesome guy who now has a diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia, LBD. Finding this out about himself was life changing for him. It has been life changing for me. It’s our journey together, but I need a place to share my thoughts, experiences and observations without affecting him emotionally. This is it.
I blog elsewhere, at shirleyjdietz.com, but the husband, as I often refer to him, reads that. I put things there that I want him to know. He pays attention to things he reads, almost to the point of having a photographic memory. I will probably write things here that might upset him, not in a disrespectful way but perhaps things that would be emotionally burdensome. He is a worrier.
To Encourage and Connect
In addition to working out my own thoughts, I want to encourage and connect with others who are having to get personal with the issue of dementia – Alzheimer’s, LBD or any others. It’s not an easy journey and it might help us to share our stories.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
3 thoughts on “The Journey Begins”
In the last few days Happy sent me the link to your “new” blog and I have read from 2017 to November 22, 2022. Such a difficult journey , and you describe it so well.
I admire your and Dennis’s courage and your love and loyalty to each other.
My heart and prayers are with you and Dennis.
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Thanks. I really should write something about what it means to me when readers share the journey.
Looking forward to your next post. ❤️. Mar