Writing the book, Here We Go Joe has given me an opportunity to push past my fears and walk down an unmarked road. Even the obstacles, challenges, and detours this road has laid out before me have been worth traveling.
A time of rediscovering, digging deeper into my inner soul. Allowing life to take on a brand new dimension. Before retirement I was enclosed inside four walls of a classroom. Now, I am free to discover who I am through God’s grace and mercy.
Of all the discoveries that have been made, the people I have met and befriended make the journey worthwhile. They are like gifts from heaven. Marked to travel the road with me.
My excitement grows every day at the prospect of others reading my story and finding their own within the pages of the book. Dementia can be such a lonely place for the caregivers. These unsung heroes rarely receive acknowledgement for the sacrifices made on a daily basis.
Hopefully, my personal experience will allow others dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s to know that they are not alone. And if they could just look intently into their own journey, the people that are marked to travel with them will be exposed like a treasure in a rough.