Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Gift of Presence

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.