Essays on LBD Caregiving

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One of the many difficulties associated with caregiving is that you will tend to disappear. The person you are caring for may be belligerent, ungrateful, treat you as though you were still the child. Deep down you know that they have no malicious intent. 

Streams of light penetrate the fog at yet higher angles, shifting the picture as if to announce new possibilities. Nothing stays the same it tells me.

Gradually I have come to realize that my heart will always say “no,” and it is time to listen to the voice in my head that is saying, “I can’t do this anymore.”

I want to snip away the indignant threads that wrap around my insides so that I too can be free.