Together George and Kathy faced Georges Alzheimers with courage, humor, wisdom and most importantly love. Kathy’s journal notes unveil the darkness and the light of their last years together. Her poetry reveals the voice of her soul through her process of awareness and letting go, self-doubt and self-care, life and death, anxiety and spiritual transformation. The photos provide a pictorial backdrop of George and Kathy’s 19 years of marriage and shared joy of world travel.Caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s are twice as likely to suffer from depression and/or physical decline but Kathy and George’s journey took a different route.It’s always comforting to know that you are not alone when going through a difficult time – sharing your personal story about your beloved George meant so much to me.—Maria Shriver, Office of the First Lady, SacramentoWhat a lovely testament to the love between you and George.
I would read your journal entries, study the pictures and then move to your beautiful rendering of your feelings in the poems. Your book serves as a monument, not only to the love between you and George, but to the delightful generosity of your spirit. — Peggy Langhans, Long Beach