Walking HP Home

The Diaries of a Caregiver

by Judi Purdy

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/12/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9798765237922
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9798765237946
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9798765237939

About the Book

Battles and fighting were cancer words we did not use. We chose to climb the mountain. Our hike up a very tall mountain was unplanned. It was as if the universe picked us up, took us to the base, dropped us off and said, climb. We were no more prepared for his diagnosis as we were to climb Mt. Everest. Together, we had an amazing climb. Day by day, we learned more about a cancer journey than we ever wanted to know. Quality of life, enjoying our limited time together, and falling deeper in love were the rewards that motivated us to get up each morning and face that day's hike. In our own way, we wildly succeeded. Writing was my therapy. I simply started with two sentences, the rest flowed. My written therapy turned into a book. I share deep feelings. Our journey has been the richest experience of my life.

About the Author

Judi grew up in rural Michigan. Her formative years were humble. Instead of college, she followed her dream of working for the utility. Climbing the proverbial corporate ladder gave her confidence. HP came into her life in 1974. He was attracted to her confidence. She was attracted to his worldliness. Each were attracted to their differences. Together, they were a complete set. They were both teachers and, eventually, entrepreneurs. For a work/life balance, she immersed herself in reading spiritual authors, practicing meditation and yoga. She found this avenue to be centering and calming. She credits these years of immersing in spirituality as the best preparation for what was to come later in life. Supporting HP when he needed it the most was the most rewarding and beautiful gift she could have ever asked for. Early in life, he was her rock. Later in life, she was his.