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04/18/05
A sweet, sad story that accurately depicts the life of a family dealing with Alzheimer's.

Thank you for entering it.
04/18/05
I loved this piece. I love it because it shares the bittersweet relationship with a loved one who has developed Alzheimers and the world the loved one must constantly struggle to function within. Thank you for taking the time to write this and share it. Well, well done! Pat
04/18/05
So sad! This reminds me of my husband's parents, both who don't remember me or my kids anymore.
Well written.
God bless, Karri
Very well written. The only suggestion I would make would be to somehow clue the reader in at the beginning that it is an Alzheimer (?) story, if that is what it is. Perhaps in the title in some way (?) Otherwise, I think it's perfect.
04/19/05
You did a great job handling this sad topic in a way that gives us a glimpse of what its like for both the patients and their families. Thanks for sharing this important work.
04/21/05
Absolutely beautiful.
04/21/05
Reminiscent of a page from the notebook
A dignified piece. You were able to perfectly portray the thoughts and pain of Vivian. I found myself there and it made me uncomfortable. You did a fine job. I really enjoyed it.
04/23/05
Very well done and drew me right in to the pain of not being recognized anymore.
04/25/05
This was so beautifully done. What a trubute to the many loving spouses who walk through this valley and show up every day at nursing homes - continuing to love in spite of obstacles like Alzheimer's.
04/25/05
Diane, what a great entrance to FaithWriters and the Challenge! 3rd place in the Editor's Choice and 1st place in the Level 2 Champion Challenge, is really quite an achievement. Well done. I know you're only new to the Challenge, but believe it or not, it's time for you to move up to Level 3. As far as the judges' ratings for your entry went, you were only a breath away from the second place winner. Again, congratulations and I know we'll all look forward to seeing more of your work in the future. With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)
06/01/05
Hi Diane. I'm just editing the next FaithWriters' anthology, in which this wonderful story is going to be included. I'm all teary sitting here reading it again. It's such a powerfully beautiful and tragic piece. Anyway, I just noticed that you haven't really done any more writing at FaithWriters since about April, and if you are writing somewhere else then that's great. But if you aren't, I really wanted to take a moment to encourage you to keep writing. You have a very definite gift, as evidenced by this excellent story. I just wanted to take a moment to make sure you kept using it (just in case you weren't). With love Deb (Challenge Coordinator)