The Dreams on the Back Burner

As a caregiver, your time right now is not your own. I remember that time. I would sit down to do something I really enjoyed, get into it barely, and then hubby would call my name. He needed to go to the bathroom. My time for ME was over. I would take a quiet momentContinue reading “The Dreams on the Back Burner”

On the First Day after Christmas

Many years ago, my husband was choral director at a local high school, and one of the songs he chose for the Christmas concert that year was titled “The Twelve Days AFTER Christmas.” It was a cute song that the kids loved to sing. The first line went like this: “On the first day afterContinue reading “On the First Day after Christmas”

Who do I want to be when I grow up?

When I think back to my childhood and the elderly people who were in my life, I would give them mixed reviews. Some were mean like one neighbor who used to yell at us to get off his lawn.  Some were curmudgeons who never said much, just had a scowl on their face and seemedContinue reading “Who do I want to be when I grow up?”

Who Me? Ask for Help?

Many of us pride ourselves in being self-sufficient. We can do this. We are strong, independent caregivers, and we have been doing fine until today. But sometimes we do need help. Sometimes we just cannot do it all by ourselves. In some situations, we feel as if we are in over our heads, and weContinue reading “Who Me? Ask for Help?”

You are Braver than You Think!

Last Christmas my daughter gave me a daily flip calendar with encouraging says on each page. It is perfect for caregivers. As I have flipped to the new page each day, I have breathed new energy into my heart and mind from those quotes. Many have seemed to be written just for me and justContinue reading “You are Braver than You Think!”