Pardon me while I gush. Today I can finally share the wonderful video created by the incredibly talented Melinda Dozier at Anaiah Press. You’ll have to wait until July 1 to read my memoir, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos, but this trailer will give you a sneak preview.
About the book:
Sometimes reality really bites. Alzheimer’s has wrapped Mom’s brain into knots, vascular dementia has attacked Dad, and instead of carefree retirees, we have become caregivers. Regardless, dreams die hard, and we somehow stumbled into the purchase of a forty-foot motor home. That’s when all four of us set out on this seven-week trek across sixteen U.S. states. Now, Dad stopped-up the toilet again, Mom wet her last pair of clean jeans, and David just announced that he was hungry. My head is beginning to pound, and I know this isn’t going to be the easygoing retirement we’d imagined for ourselves.
Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now. Co-dependency, mental breakdowns, and finding love after divorce are just a few of the issues weaved into this journey of caregiving. Whether you’re looking for an inspirational story to help teach you how to “let go and let God,” considering becoming the caregiver for one of your own parents, or are just looking for an entertaining travel book, this story is sure to strike a tender nerve.
About the author:
After 15 years as a family caregiver, Linda began writing to encourage, inspire and amuse other caregivers. She loves to travel and since retiring has traveled mostly by motorcycle and RV. She and her husband live in a small East Texas town where she gardens, writes and attends church.
Thank you for sharing this special event with me. If you enjoyed the trailer, share it with your friends, and put July 1 on your calendar. That’s the day Anaiah Press will release A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos.