My sweet husband Curt was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Oct 1st 2010 at the age of 46. He has no family history of Alzheimer’s, so this came as such a surprise! But in hindsight there were many signs of this horrid disease as far back as 2006, but back then we certainly we not thinking Alzheimer’s! Our lives have forever been changed since that fateful day! But we are thankful for such caring friends and family and a faithful God who continues to direct our steps on this unplanned journey our family is now on!
If you want to read more about Curt when he was first diagnosed check out my archives section between the dates of Oct-Dec. of 2010.
He was officially diagnosed Oct. 1st 2010.
A little about our family……..
I am a wife of 30 years to dear hubby, he was an awesome worship drummer and a beloved public high school teacher before Alzheimer’s struck. I am mom to a 24 year old son, who currently works as a Youth Pastor at our church, he is a sports guy and played college baseball. I am also mom to a hilarious 22 year old daughter, who plays lacrosse in college and is our creative spirit with a fun sense of humor. I am a follower of Jesus, a public school special ed. teacher, and a weary lady. The journey has not been easy the last 9 years, but we have seen God’s hand in such a personal way that we move forward walking in His grace and strength.
Thanks for sharing our journey with us.
Here is the link to one of my first post about how we knew Curt had Alzheimer’s at age 46!!!
A current picture of the kids and I….we continue to press on, and I am one proud mom!
Oh and for inquiring minds…….I know you want to know……What is up with the name Jesus and Dark Chocolate?? 🙂
GREAT question, I started this blog back when I was a busy momma and wife and I wanted to write about working full time, raising kids and serving Jesus. I started my blog on an impulse and when asked for a name for the blog, I really gave it no thought, thinking all 5 of my readers would not care what the name is….so I listed two of my favorite things and that my friends is how we get Jesus and Dark Chocolate. 🙂