Yesterday was the launch day for both Anaiah Press and for my memoir. It was a whirlwind of activity that included a Twitter chat, a Facebook party, and spotlights by several bloggers. Thank you all for your congratulations, your enthusiasm, and your support.
Today we return to our regular blog tour itinerary. We’re circling back to revisit Princess of the Light where Mrs N reviewed my book on June 19. Today she is featuring a guest post I wrote called “The Darkness of Alzheimer’s Can Never Steal The Light.” Here’s how it starts:
“Happy birthday,” I said when Dad walked into the kitchen.
His first response was a blank look, and then his face lit up like a kid. I don’t see that light much anymore.
~ Excerpt from A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos
At one hymn sing, someone requested “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” It was one of “our” songs, one of the first songs we sang together. As we sang, our eyes met, and just for a moment, her eyes cleared and my mother was there, as she had been before Alzheimer’s. It didn’t last long. As the light faded from her eyes, she continued to sing, but I couldn’t make a sound past the lump in my throat.
~ Excerpt from blog post titled Music, Jesus, and Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is a dark disease that causes plaque-encrusted nerve tangles to form in the brain, stealing memories, light, and eventually life from its victims. To read the rest of the post, CLICK HERE.
Tomorrow we will visit Ink in the Book for a review. To see a complete itinerary of the tour, CLICK HERE.