Beshert (Means Meant To Be)

Once in a lifetime something so immense comes up in your life, you just know it’s meant to be. Beshert. That is what happened to me last year.

In 1993 my husband was suddenly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Not only was it a shock, but we were strongly advised to keep this a secret. Howard was still working, and they feared his working days would disappear.

I started a secret journal and poured myself into it day by day, so that I could smile for him. No one ever saw this journal.

Seven years later, the doctor changed his diagnosis and I felt we were freed from our prison sentence, one a prisoner of his mind, the other a prisoner of his soul.

When I was sure nothing else was happening, I showed Howard my journal. and he said, “Publish this, it’s our love story, and it might help someone else.”

It took me until last year to publish my book, Behind The Mask, and when I held it in my hands, I knew it had a purpose.

Adopt A Caregiver was born on that day. It truly is the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. We all know a caregiver in our community. All you have to do is send them an email and ask to be their friend.Tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene