Moving Miss Peggy by Robert Benson
A Story of Dementia, Courage and Consolation

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Families going through similar journeys will find both solace and guidance in these pages.
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“I am not ever going to get to go home, am I?," she said one day. This is the story of moving Miss Peggy to a new place to live, to a new way of life, to a new kind of reality. All of which became necessary because Miss Peggy had begun to live a life colored by dementia. All of us who love her have begun to live that new life with her. Some of that story is here as well.

In Moving Miss Peggy we also meet the story of siblings, grown apart over years, with nothing in common except for a mother who in wrestling through her own challenges gave each grown child the gift of a deeply felt reunion, long years after any of them suspected there was a possibility of reconciling grace.

Written with grace, candor and bittersweet humor, Moving Miss Peggy tells a story that many others are now facing, bringing strength and wisdom and inspiration to readers. We learn (and learn again) along with Miss Peggy and her family some of the very basics for living life well.

About Robert Benson

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Robert Benson is a critically acclaimed writer who has published nine works on the contemplative life, including Living Prayer and A Good Life. He is a graduate of the Academy for Spiritual Formation and a member of the Friends of Silence of the Poor, an international ecumenical prayer community. He leads retreats and workshops on prayer, writing, and the contemplative life around the country. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Published May 1, 2013 by Abingdon Press. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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on Apr 08 2013

Families going through similar journeys will find both solace and guidance in these pages.

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