Update: And the winner is….
Watch your inbox for an email, Opal! Congratulations!
Earlier this evening, I glanced over at my phone and noticed I had a text message. Little did I know, that simple text contained a gift that would mean the world to me. A friend had taken some photos from Facebook, and created these amazing double and triple exposure images…
They touched me so deeply, literally taking my breath away. I sat here and cried.
The fact that Christy thought to do this really spoke volumes. It reminds me that we all have the capacity to make a real difference to another human being. And we should do that when the opportunity presents itself. Because it matters…
As a way of paying it forward, I’d like to give away a copy of Elizabeth Lonseth’s book, A Gradual Disappearance. If you would like to enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this post. I’ll choose one random winner a week from tomorrow.
A Gradual Disappearance was being hard enough, but recently we had a sudden one. I was not prepared for it.
God bless you for all you do to educate us.
Leslie Crampton said:
Thank you for sharing the pictures, They are beautiful, they bring back memories of those few moments when you can see in the eyes and smiles of our dear ones that they are so happy we are there for them.
Grace H. Kirkland said:
Would love to win this book! My son, Michael, age 46 was diagnosed in Oct, 2013, with FTD(Dementia)! Trying to read everything I can find to educate myself, as I am his caregiver! Thanks
*SPEECHLESS* … thank you for this precious reminder!
WE CAN ALWAYS MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!!
Heidi DeBoer said:
Thankyou for sharing the photos…they show so much emotion and love. I was touched by them and I don’t even know the people in them. I saw your post about the giveaway on Forget Me Not. I have learned so much from this group. They get me through my husbands dementia bad days and I can share the good days there also. My blog is 2BeCourageous.com and my facebook page by the same name journeys our new world we now share with dementia.
I have more on the FB page. Thank you for what you do in sharing.
Heidi Dickeson DeBoer
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Deb Gainey said:
Ann these photos are stunningly beautiful! They brought tears to my eyes as I still think about your mom (and smile!) everyday. The person who did these photos should go pro! Love, Deb
I’m not asking to be in the giveaway. There are many others who have much more need of the book than I. I simply wanted to say that having lived through one grandmother with Alzheimer’s (who lived with us for 5 years) and another grandmother with Dementia (who lived with my parents for 9 years, 5 of which I lived there also), I’ve seen and experienced the toll these diseases take, on the person who suffers from it, as well as their caregivers. It is the worst emotional trauma I have ever seen, and that’s coming from someone who has been through physical and emotional abuse.
You are an angel for creating and continuing this blog and for helping others who are going through similar issues. I wish your blog had been around (or that I’d know about it, whichever applies, lol) when my mother was taking care of her mother and mother-in-law. You are a blessing to others, and I just wanted to thank you.
These are wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Lisa Medd said:
Just starting this journey with my mom. So much pain, so much to learn!! My dad passed away 2.5 years ago to cancer and now i am losing the essence of my mom!! I feel so much loss and need help in understanding this disease! So hard! So heartwrenching!
Would love to read this book! In year 5 with my mom now, just starting to really get interesting with sundowning.
Kathy Couch said:
New journey for my family. My 56 year old husband is in the thick of the testing, finding the right Dr- we’re stunned. I’m trying to learn what I can so our family will survive this (We have a 19 year old son)
What a great idea. I think I will use it to capture previous moments.
what a wonderful blog and post. I am so glad i found you tonight. I will be here more often within my own journey as an Alzheimers victims carer and daughter. xxx
Opal Tipton said:
The photos are beautiful! My husband was diagnosed almost 4 years ago. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with in my life. To watch him slowly dying before our eyes is HEARTBREAKING! And as sad as it is, sometimes my only comfort is knowing that I’m not alone! There are so many people going through the same thing I am. There’s strength in numbers. We can encourage each other and MUST! Keep up the good work…..