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Wednesday, July 14, 2010



Wow. Takes my breath away - so sad, so true.


I wish I knew the best way to respond to this--I have never had anyone close to me have Alzheimers, so I can't relate to that very well, but I want you to know that I am moved by this and hoping and thinking about you.



Amy, I think you should work on pitching your alzheimer's writing to Brain, Child magazine. It's a wonderful collection of writing--do you subscribe to it? Anyway, what you have to say is just so powerful and thought-provoking--the things you write about need to be heard by more parents who might be going through the same thing. Just saying.


The sad thing about this is that I felt the same way! I asked my mom similar questions within the past few years realizing that I had no idea there was even a problem until my mom told me so which was a while after anyone knew about it. I was wishing the other day that I could talk to my dad, ask questions about his life and apologize for being a bratty teenager when he was alive. Can't wait to see him again:)


Amy, your writing never fails to move me. I can relate to the "pissed off" feeling - my FIL was the same way with my son, and cancer took him last year. I felt so guilty for being angry with him while he was sick, but the anger went back many years to when he was well. And I never figured out how to reconcile the great anger I felt toward him with the love I also felt - he was a pretty neat guy just a lousy grandfather. Thank you for putting words to what I felt - you have no idea of the impact of your writing.


I am always moved by the posts you and Becky write about your dad. You guys are very strong. I can't imagine how hard this must be for your entire family.

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