Posts Tagged A Caregiver’s Story

A Caregiver’s Story….Escaping

***This post was began in July of 2014*** Every now and again, I get an afternoon to myself. Usually, I am only free to run errands but, when it feels right, I’ll break free. I will run my errands and treat myself to lunch.  Truly, what a treat it is. I’m sure it may seem odd. Me, […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….Caregiver Burnout

***This post was written in September of 2016*** Today I have been reading about caregiver burnout. The article I read, directed me to a quiz to try and define where I am in my caregiver burnout journey. I have to say I was a bit surprised by my result, sorta. According to my self test and assessment, and […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Imperfect Parenting

****From December 2016*** I am needing to forgive the imperfections of my moms parenting.  She has never been a discusser of feelings, but as she has gotten older and sicker, heart clearing discussions are even more difficult.  Mom recollects the past through a crepey memory, and if I push my needy feelings onto her, she cries. […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….ReGrowing Pains

***This post was originally written in July of 2017*** It’s almost been seven months since mom died.  My heart still has not chosen to believe that she is gone.  When I was visiting in Washington, I would have these thoughts, “Oh, I gotta call mom and tell her about this!” Then I would remember that […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….Mother’s Day

Growing up, my mom would sometimes cook scrambled eggs with bologna for breakfast. I loved the salty flavor of the fried bologna in my eggs.  I’d dip my fork into the egg, bring the mixture to my mouth, and get a burst of savory.  So good! I haven’t thought about that in a long time. And why the […]

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