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Ada Gerard
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Three nights ago, I was at my neighborhood swimming pool all by myself.  It is a lovely saltwater pool that I often find maintained but rarely used. I often enjoy my exercise by myself.  That night from the pool, I noticed some trash strewn next to the pool...
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Sunday is Father's Day.  I was reading this blog from years past around this time of year and contemplating how things have changed over the years.  This time last year, Gary was still alive and for the most part, showed no emotion....just had that blank De...
Go to Your Corners and Come Out Loving
Go to Your Corners and Come Out Loving
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Spreading Gary's Ashes
This past weekend, my daughter, grandson, myself and two dear friends went to Yosemite National Park to spread half of Gary's ashes in the place he had designated.   It was a clear day as we attempted to go up the road to Glacier point but the traffic was s...
Spreading Gary's Ashes
Spreading Gary's Ashes
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Life has started over again.....
Life has started over again despite the setbacks of the impact of Frontotemporal Degeneration on the life of my husband, me and our family. Gary went home to be with the Lord 4 months ago.  He is no longer suffering.  During the last 5 years I had to deal w...
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Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.
Gary died three months ago today. For the most part, I don't have much emotion around it and didn't even realize until this afternoon that it is an "anniversary" of sorts. Yesterday, Heather and I were driving near the Memory Care Unit where Gary lived for ...
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Two months since his death.
It has b een nearly two months since my husband of 32 years died from the results of Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD - Dementia). Many people have asked me, "How are you doing?" That is such a normal but unusual question to ask someone who is going through...
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It has been 12 days since Gary died of the effects of Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).  Since then, I have been at Canyon Ranch in Arizona taking care of my medical, exercise and spiritual needs.  I am taking care of myself for the first time in years. It...
Go to Your Corners and Come Out Loving
Go to Your Corners and Come Out Loving
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Gary's Journey has ended. Rest in Peace dear one.
It was Tuesday and I had a bad cold.  I was on my way home from work and had the thought, "perhaps I should go by Gary's and visit."  I again knew that I should not take a cold to the Memory Unit so I re-routed for home.  The phone rang with the Sunrise Ass...
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The last days....
Watching your loved one die has to be one of the hardest things to experience in life. I have sat next to my husband, Gary for the past three days and watched him cascade through the final stages of life.  Frontotemporal Degeneration is the devil in the for...
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Watching Him Breathe
Just hours after my last call from the Hospice Chaplin telling me she had prayed over Gary, I got another call informing me that he has stopped eating and drinking.  So, I went to the Memory Unit to start what has been a very interesting two days. The Hospi...
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