When you meet your soul mate, you know right then and there your life has just begun, and everybody can see the happiness between the two of you. You have your whole life ahead of you and all set to go. You also know where you are going and what you are going to be doing up to your golden years. Then the unspeakable happens, and it only takes just one little word. It stops you cold in your tracks, like the world you loved had come to a dead stop too. Your beloved spouse is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and all your dreams are fading away.
To be diagnosed is one thing, but to be told that they might have approximately five years to live is another. Then you start your day to day, week to week, and year to year of watching your loved one decline little by little.
Pat started writing to help with all the stress, anger, frustration, and fury. But then the more she wrote, the more she figured maybe this could help somebody else out, to know what it's like to go through the day-to-day fight for someone you love battling Alzheimer's.