life can be tough at times

Hang in there…..


Even on the tough days, remember to BREATHE! Putting things back into perspective may be difficult, but as a caregiver, you’re there as a support and guide to a journey that will likely take twists and turns no one ever expected. It’s one step at a time — one moment and then the next. Hang in there. You’re not alone!


that every day offers opportunities to….


Yesterday held a lot of memories. The two year anniversary of Mom’s passing. Grateful for the peace we felt that day as we all gathered together sharing memories, love and gratitude for her and each other. I really miss her a lot.

On another note: His beard is gone. He looks so different and I’m not sure if he doesn’t look a few years younger without the extra hair! He enjoyed the shock in our faces when he walked through the door after visiting the barbershop. He thought it was pretty cool to see how one of his sons reacted during their nightly Facetime chat. I think he likes his new “look.” We’ll see if he wants to try to shave daily or go back to the shop for a weekly shave. He hasn’t made up his mind yet.



New med seems to be helping. No night terrors or hallucinations. He’s slept 2 nights in a row without any disruptions. He’s also liking the fact that he only has to take 4 meds at night instead of 5 now. He’s taking daily walks now that the weather has turned really nice and is enjoying spending a little time outside. He checks the garden area daily for changes and is thrilled to watch the birds empty the feeders daily.


What good habits will you grow today?


Sleep was much better last night… hoping the lightheadedness he had yesterday will not be present today. We got a short walk in, spent a little more time outside — before returning to the house. No worries yesterday about previous personal historical events. So that was good.


Where will your leap of faith lead you today?


all the testing came back clear… so whatever was going on has cleared itself up… A discussion with his dr yesterday created a new plan of action — with a change of meds, so hopefully, we’ll see some good things come from the change as far as his nights go in the next few days. He is resting comfortably now, and we have high hopes for a good day.