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Living in the Cone of Uncertainty: Loving Someone Through Dementia by Dena Hobbs — 6 Comments

  1. Thank you for this story over faith over fear and how storms can relate to our uncertainties in life. I know that my summers spent waiting out tornadoes in the. Midwest was so scary and I still can’t sleep when there are high winds. I can’t imagine living with the pain of losing someone to dymentia. I am praying for you. God bless you.

  2. Dena, I’m well-acquainted with this. My dad was diagnosed with depression and dementia in 2005. He died in 2014. It was a hard time since he was also caring for my younger sister who is autistic. He was always the most brilliant person in any room, and as his mind faded he became less of himself.
    When it came to dealing with the stress of losing my dad piece by piece, I had to surround myself with friends. If it weren’t for my community, I wouldn’t have done well. I’m fortunate to have a great network of friends who love me. It reminds me of the Ecclesiastes verse that says a cord of 3 strands is not easily broken. This is usually a metaphor for marriage, but I find it an apt description of community amongst God’s people.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing your journey, Dena. I’m praying for you and your family that you find some peace.

    • Thank you for your prayers and advice. We are making it day by day. Sorry for the passing of your Dad and going through the long goodbye. I am glad you found your way through.

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