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A Daughter's Promise (English Edition) Kindle版
"Heartfelt and emotionally wrenching, A Daughter's Promise is a story of life and love set against a metaphorical journey that rings with optimism against a backdrop of the impossible toll a disease like Alzheimer's on a family. Fran Lewis's beautifully written tale spares not a single word in finding light amid a growing and pervasive darkness, even as it salvages hope from despair. This is Tuesdays with Morrie for a new generation, a brilliant depiction in fact of what Nicholas Sparks does so well in fiction." --Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author
"This memoir of Alzheimer's is unflinching in its honesty. At times, it is so raw that you may want to look away -- but don't, because the pain of this story is outweighed by its courage, devotion, and love." --Brian Freeman, Amazon bestselling author--このテキストは、kindle_edition版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B074HCD7XC
- 出版社 : EditPros LLC (2017/8/1)
- 発売日 : 2017/8/1
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 2752 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 116ページ
While being honest about the tragedy that the illness is, Fran manages to give hope and help for readers of this wonderful literary mosaic.
Fran includes basic facts about the illness before the story begins, so many misconceptions are cleared up before they can be falsely applied to the story. We all think we know much about the illness, but we know only a glimpse unless affected directly, and even then we know only one story.
Fran tells us this story, with the help of transcripts from her mother's dictations, poems and anecdotes.
The later chapters include invaluable practical information and tips, insights and much food for thought for those who are in a similar situation.
What inspired me most about this book is that this is such a heart-warming love-story from a daughter who sacrifised so much of her own life to keep the promise to her mother never to put her in a home. Without judgement on those who can't or won't do the same as Fran, she details her decision and how she saw it through. In sharing this and all that she has learned from the experience, us others can benefit and see how it might be possible. And in maintaining the love for the parent without trying to get sympathy for herself, this is also a testimony to love and family values.
Amazing and touching.
“Something has overtaken my thoughts, mind, and thinking skills. But what? I have no idea. Slowly, methodically, and carefully, like a book with its chapters outlined and set in type to be published and printed, my world seems dimmer and my memory all fogged up as this entity takes hold within the recesses of my mind, ready to print out and publish my future…”
In words gleaned from Ruth’s journals she kept during much of her illness, Fran, her mother’s caregiver and chronicler, offers to the world in this outstanding book an intimate story readers will not soon forget. In addition to Ruth’s journal writings, it brims with Fran’s observations, expressions of her feelings, as well as helpful hints in the care of afflicted people of this disease, including valuable professional resources. In its essence, it is a grateful, loyal, and brave daughter’s tribute to her remarkable mother, and the extraordinary steps she takes to remain faithful to her promise to her mother not to place her in a nursing home, or any other outside facility.