About Sarah H.
I want to tell my Mom’s story, because she has done such a beautiful job taking care of all of her family during some of our most trying times. It starts with my paternal Grandfather’s decline into dementia, which is a particularly challenging disease for a caretaker. Watching her go through all the ups and downs accompanying caring for her father-in-law was astounding. She handled all the challenges and found inspiration in ‘being a little demented’ to start her own quilting design company. When her own mother began to show signs of Alzheimer’s years later, she was able to show the same grace and continues to work with her siblings to make my grandmother’s life still as joyous, even if she doesn’t remember it 10 minutes later. As my Grandmother began to permanently settle in at my mom’s house, my husband and I were struggling to work full time jobs and take care of our 4 month old during the pandemic. She was the first to invite us to move in with her so that she could help watch our little girl as we saved for a down payment to live in the same area. Just as we accepted her offer, my Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. We are so blessed that the doctor’s caught it early and it is very treatable, but she has walked with him in support to each appointment, while also accepting every phone call from her brother as her sister-in-law lost her cancer battle. My mom has been there to help carry everyone’s burdens and has done it so gracefully. She is never grumpy and always there with a smile to make dinner at the end of the day. She handles so much and it has brought out the best of her. To me, that is the best caretaker and best example I could have imagined.