Since I’m no longer a caregiver, I’ve found I’ve had less to share about Alzheimer’s. I still care deeply for caregivers and people dealing with this disease, and may still write about it sometimes, but there are many other challenges in life that I hope we can look at together and find God’s grace in also. So, I’m changing the title of the blog from God’s Grace and Mom’s Alzheimer’s to God’s Grace and Life’s Challenges.
I will keep all the content about Alzheimer’s here, so it’s still available for those who need or want to read it. And I think many things God teaches us in life’s challenges can apply to all kinds of situations, including caregiving and dealing with disease. I pray God will strengthen you dear caregivers, and all you faithful readers, and continue to grow us in His love and grace.
Thank you to all who have been here, from the bottom of my heart, for reading my posts and encouraging me through my toughest years as a caregiver. Sharing with you all, and hearing that my words were meaningful or helpful to you, was my best therapy and truly a gift of God’s grace. I’m so grateful for your comments, shared tears, stories, and prayers over the years. Some of you have become true friends, even though we’ve never met.
You’ve made more of a difference in my life than you know. I hope our connections will continue through this expanded blog focus and that we will be able to encourage one another in all the challenges of life as we see God’s grace and mercy at work.
“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NLT)
I have never been able to comment before but have been following you for several years now…. My dad had Alzheimer’s & passed away in January, not from covid but with covid & we were unable to be with him in his nursing home…. That made it so much worse for my mom… I am now the caregiver of her & thankfully she doesn’t have Alzheimer’s…. I think you new idea is wonderful & can’t wait to keep reading….
I’m so sorry for your loss, Sharon. And I’m so sorry Covid complicated everything, too! How hard! I’m glad to hear your mom has you. I’m sure you’re a comfort. Thank you for taking time to read my thoughts and encourage me. May God continue to comfort you and give you grace.
I look forward to sharing life with you beyond dementia and caregiving and know I will learn much from your insight and beautiful pictures you paint with your words.
Thank you, Janie! You are so encouraging!
Please keep the previous posts about your journey of caregiving. I go back and reread them often as I travel my own journey of caregiving. Your words remind me that God’s grace abounds in all circumstances of life and that I am alone.
Please, please, keep them on the blog. Thank you.
I look forward to reading your new posts.
HS, I will absolutely keep the previous posts about caregiving. I’m thankful to hear they are an encouragement to you. My heart goes out to all caregivers. You are doing such a very significant work and God’s grace will give you strength. God bless you as you continue on your journey.