If You Do It With Love,You Can Go the Distance
As a caregiver to my husband Pete, I learned firsthand that whatever you do, if you do it with love, you can go the distance.
So despite the fact that Pete was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, a devastating and progressive neuro-degenerative disease, and the challenges were many and the distances long – our journey was filled with love.
This book evolved out of my emails to the “Fans of Pete,” keeping everyone updated about his illness. It became both a love story dedicated to my husband, and a love letter to my fellow caregivers.
I have used the metaphor of long distance swimming, because many of my life’s lessons have been learned in the ocean. In ocean swimming you face the physical challenges of choppy waves, relentless swells, and uncomfortably cold water. Through these challenges you learn to first get the in the water and make a commitment, and once in, you learn to pace yourself and to patiently persevere to the end of the swim.
I truly hope that this book gives you some solace and insight through your own missions of love.