Wednesday, June 14, 2017
This article a friend of mine shared on Facebook helped me realize a little bit of what we have been through. It's advice on how not to "help" someone suffering. This was a huge thing for me to succumb too. This was a difficult lesson for me to learn taking care of my Mom. Throughout her time with Alzheimer's, there was less and less I could do to "help" her. Succumbing to simply being there was difficult, yet when I did realize that being there was enough, I did see her soul and that connection lasted until the very bitter end. Although the article is mostly about depression, I think it applies to everyone. Here is the link to this article on the website on being by Parker J. Palmer.
Friday, June 2, 2017
There were 2 ladies outside the grocery store today. I didn't see them going in. I walked out with my avocados and eggs and they said to me "Would you like to give to Alzheimer's" I kept walking and said "I'm sorry, no." then murmured to myself, "I've given enough."