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Farewell for Just a While

With final edits due on a family memoir about Alzheimer’s as well as travel to Oberammergau, blogging takes a break.

Edward and Gracie walking in the woods as a way to celebrate lent without church

My dear friends,

I’m going to take a brief break from blogging so that I can work on the final edits of the book I’m writing on my family’s experience with Alzheimer’s that I have been telling you about and will be available next year. Thank you for all of the support and encouragement you have provided on this project. You kept me going when things got hard.

I also want to thank you again for the kindness, sympathy, compassion and understanding you have so generously given since the death of my wife, Julee, in June. I don’t know what I would have done without you. 

Don’t worry about Gracie while I’m finishing the book and taking a blog break. She’ll still get her daily hikes in the country and walks in the city. In fact, if you are a user of the Abide prayer and meditation app (and I hope you are), I’ve written several stories about our walks in the woods that will be featured as sleep stories soon on the app. It offers a wonderful way to drift off with a faith-based story that will relax your soul and mind, sweep away the cares of the day and prepare you for the next one to come. Hopefully with Gracie and me as your gentle guides.  

The next you’re likely to hear from me is from Germany. I’m hosting a Guideposts trip to the famous passion play in Oberammergau at the end of August. We’ll be making a few stops along the way in Switzerland. I’ll be updating you on our trip. Until then, blessings. 

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