Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Marriage and Alzheimer's

So today we celebrate our twelfth anniversary--quietly. DH's sister sent us a lovely card and we both gave each other cards. In the last week we have seen two movies--3-D Titanic, a movie we watched early in our marriage on a video. We also saw "Mirror, Mirror" which wasn't my husband's favorite, but I thought it was cute. We went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants--not the best choice for my diet--but I did bring home leftovers. Then my husband forgot it was our anniversary several times in the last week including today.

A successful marriage involves for better, for worse, in sickness and in health. I hate the effects on Alzheimer's as we are going into what some call THE NEW NORMAL.

From wife to husband in "War Horses" movie:
I might hate you more. I'll never love you less.
I hate this disease, but I love my husband for his honesty in going through this disease. We are fighting it together.
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” ― Minton McLaughlin


  1. Happy Anniversary to both of you! It sounds like it was a nice day. I pray the Lord will bless your marriage abundantly this next year!

  2. Happy Anniversary to you both! We love you!

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed your anniversary!

  4. I wanted to share this with you. It blessed me and I hope it will bless you.


  5. Thanks for all the anniversary greetings and I do have that link in a post called "Who Keeps Promises" Sept. 18, 2011. There is so much on this blog over the almost 3 1/2 years of its existence.


  6. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. May God bless you with the strength and wisdom needed to love your husband through all the hurdles thrown up to you. xo

  7. Oh I'm late in wishing you a Happy Anniversary.
    I'm glad you were able to do something together to commemorate the day, even if you had to remind your husband why you were doing it. :)