Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Last night I met two friends for dinner and a movie (a movie! The second time in a month, after 3 years of movie-going drought.). We saw Midnight in Paris and loved it.

The location scenes in the movie were especially poignant for both my friends: one's husband was from France, so they spent a lot of time there visiting his family; he died several years ago after a long battle with Alzheimer's. The other friend spent six months in France during her junior year - and then later took a three week honeymoon there with her husband, who is now in residential care due to Alzheimer's.

A silver lining to this disease - I never would have known these two lovely women if not for meeting through caregiver support groups.

But I know this is true for all of us: we would trade those friendships if we could have our husbands whole and well again.

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