A loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease … and nothing is ever the same, for them or for us. Questions and more questions fill your mind each day … yet there are no answers except those we find in our hearts, having been blessed with the opportunity to care for someone who may have once cared for us. For a little more insight as to how this disease can affect you (and your emotional well-being) check out this touching post written by Laura Lord on her blog: History of a Woman and entitled “Top Five Questions Regarding Alzheimer’s” – she has a much better way with words than I.
I spent a lot of time making jokes about things in my life that are actually pretty serious. I mean, even after the miscarriage, I pushed myself to find some way to smile. I take the moments that happen with my uncle and I find the humor buried beneath them. I like to laugh. I find healing in laughter. I learned a long, long time ago that laughing at myself was the best thing I could ever do.
Part of the reason the husband and I work so well together is because he has this same humor-loving trait. The most serious of discussions can find the two of us, hands over mouths, snorting with laughter. It’s not that we don’t care. It’s not that we can’t take anything serious.
It’s how we deal with the constant rain of shit life pours down.
It’s our therapy.
So when we…
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