Finding light in the darkness
– every day

In my upcoming memoir, Broken Beauty, I share my experience through my Mom’s – Rebecca aka “Beauty” – diagnosis with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. But it is not just about our journey through EOAD. It’s also a story of how, through the grace of God’s love, my family and I have come to see the light in the darkness of my Mom’s condition.

I’m sharing my story to help you find hope through your pain, no matter what life has thrown at you.

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Praise for Sarah Smith and Broken Beauty

  • “So many of us have been touched by the ripple effect of a loved one being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Broken Beauty is a story of fighting for a life given a terminal diagnosis, living one day and moment at a time, and proof that with God, anything is possible. Sarah’s journey, outlined in these pages, brings hope and light to what, from a distance, might seem hopeless and dark. Love always wins.”

    Michael W. Smith

  • “There are few subjects that compel us to look into the broken heart of human existence as this one does. But this marvelous book shows that it is precisely because of this that our deepest need for God—and His willingness to meet that need—can also be gloriously revealed, if we are willing.”

    Eric Metaxas
    New York Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer and Miracles, and nationally syndicated radio host

  • “A beautifully written book by Sarah Smith. Having lost my mom to Alzheimer’s many years ago, it was as if I were living my own journey all over again. It touched all the same emotions that I’m sure every son or daughter has gone through with a loved one. A step-by-step story of a tragic disease and how the good Lord carried this family through it.”

    Lee Majors
    Film and television actor of The Big Valley, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Fall Guy

  • “In a culture where our value is measured by our looks, our income, and our talent, we need reminders of the beauty of sacrificial love and the truth of the inherent worth every human has because they are made in God’s image. Broken Beauty is a reminder that is beautifully written and full of grace and truth.”

    John Stonestreet
    President, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview

  • Broken Beauty provides a rare, authentic look into the challenges and triumphs of a family walking the journey with Alzheimer’s disease. The story speaks to the need for a community of support, compassionate and competent professionals, and eyes that continue to see and embrace beauty in the midst of a challenging diagnosis.”

    Audette Rackley, MS/CCC-SLP
    Head of Special Programs at The University of Texas at Dallas, Center for BrainHealth, and author of I Can Still Laugh: Stories of Inspiration and Hope from People Living with Alzheimer’s

  • “Heartfelt, heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful, Broken Beauty is the kind of book you buy for friends and then a week later, get together and talk about over a cappuccino.”

    Ron Hall
    Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Same Kind of Different as Me, and producer and writer of the Paramount film of the same name

Moments of Inspiration & Encouragement


Sarah and Beauty
January 15, 2019 Celebration Day!

Today is a BIG day! I can’t believe it’s my official book-publishing day. Anyone can now purchase my book and read my...

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December 10, 2018 Let Go and Let God

Have you ever gotten news that encouraged you and perhaps caused you to do a few jumps and yell, “YESSSSS!” really loudly?!  That’s how Maria Shriver and The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) team made me feel recently.

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Meet me and my Mom (“Beauty”), and learn why I felt called to share my story


Get info about my memoir, Broken Beauty, and my experience with Early-Onset Alzhiemer’s Disease


I’m honored to share my story with all kinds of communities and organizations

No one is strong enough to thrive alone in the face of Alzheimer’s

As my family and I have grown and adapted to Mom’s condition over the years, it’s become clear to me just how essential my community and my faith have been in helping me find a healthy balance in my life. If you have a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, or any debilitating illness, please check out my collection of resources and information that have helped me in my journey.