A Marriage to Remember


My mother, Pam White, has had a full life.
In her 67 years she has raised three children, enjoyed a rewarding career as a social worker and been a devoted partner to my father, Ed.
But as she puts it, “There’s just one little glitch”.
In 2009, at  age of 61, she was told that she had early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Francine & Byron Pirola

Francine & Byron Pirola are the founders and principal authors of the SmartLoving series. They are passionate about living Catholic marriage to the full and helping couples reach their marital potential. They have been married since 1988 and have five children. Their articles may be reproduced for non commercial purposes with appropriate acknowledgement and back links. For Media Enquiries Please Contact us here

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  1. Philipa Caulfield on August 29, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    This is so beautiful and incredibly precious – Thanks for sharing!!

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