Is inevitable in our lives. Whether we embrace it or fight it is up to us.
I've decided to embrace the changes in my life and thought I might share where I've been in the last year and a half. For the most part, time has been good to me and I'm enjoying life.
My husband has dementia and I'm learning how to live with it. Please don't be sad...it's a new way of life. I keep educating myself, almost daily, on this disease and am able to deal with the challenges it brings. I can't imagine how it is for him. I do know my Montessori training has helped tremendously in day to day life. When we have good days, we enjoy them and when the days are bad, we get through them. I am going with the idea he understands everything I do and say. Who knows how true this is. I do know most people do not want to be around this illness as it can be uncomfortable. Please, what ever you do....please, treat a person with dementia as you would any other. We don't know what's going on in the mind.
When I'm happy he's happy...
My granddaughters are now 16 and 12. Where did those years go? They are kind and loving and I have the good fortune to see them 3 days a week, as they need to be picked up from school. The 16 year old is in no hurry to get her license...lucky me;)
Both are sassy, creative, smart and fun...
Being a full-time care giver does not mean life ends. One just finds new ways to feel useful and needed. I have chosen to start a small business finishing the work of other stitchers. "Finely Finished" has allowed me to be creative, inspired and needed while being where I need to be, at home.
From time to time I will be posting pictures of those finishes as well as life! Also, I will be playing around with the colors and lay out of this blog. Remember, I'm never quite happy with it. Feel free to add your comments, I want you to be able to see and read the posts.
Finely Finished's work..
Now that's a little update on me...what have you been up to?
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