What if…

Facebook pic with Dad

What if you always tried to do what was right…

What if you got thrown into a whirlwind of unknowns and the responsibility to handle all those unknowns by yourself…

What if some days you just slid by the seat of your pants…

What if some days nothing went right…

What if some days everything went right…

What if you loved unconditionally and did the best you could…

What if I told you I lived all of the above?  What if I told you I came out of it better than I could have ever imagined…

Sometimes we don’t choose our journeys, they choose us.  I had the honor of taking care of my father for the last 18 years of his life which included a long road with dementia.  He handled it like he did most everything else… with enduring grace.  I will be sharing our journey together in a new book I am writing.

Happy birthday in heaven Dad.  You inspired me beyond belief and you are about to inspire many, many more.

Welcome to my world everyone… and welcome to my story.   I am drafting my story as we speak and plan to have it written by Thanksgiving  (yes, I thought that was appropriate, too).  I know writing it is helping me.  I really hope it helps many of you who read it to help you understand you have the power to script your life, even when all appears to be out of control.  We all have choices.  Choose wisely.  And do your best to enjoy the journey.  Stay tuned…

Welcome to AgingWell50 – the official blog of the Aging Well Academy and Achieve More Physical Therapy, PLLC. This is a forum about and for active adults who want the ability and the confidence to lead a long and healthy life. My name is Nancy Alexander and I am a physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist and certified ACE senior fitness specialist. Are you ready to make these the best years of your life?

 

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8 thoughts on “What if…

  1. Great thoughts Nancy. I’m so happy to be your friend on this journey! Every time I think of Pops and his Labatts Blue it puts a smile on my face😊 Keep on making a difference. It matters more than you can ever guess!

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  2. Nancy, this is wonderful!! I can’t wait to see more of your journey. You are an inspiration to all who know you. Changing lives and making a difference in the world….
    What could be better! ♥️

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  3. Blessed are the caregivers. My mom went from 60 to 0 in 2.4 seconds. One day, she was doing aerobics 3 times a week, driving others to church and the market, volunteering, and going shopping and out to lunch with friends and her daughters. The next, she had 2 broken shoulders and hips and, we learned, early Alzheimers. My sister did the majority of the caregiving, and I helped on weekends. Praying you know comfort and peace as you adjust to life without your dad.

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