I really love and respect the site AgingCare.com. Not just because the editor is willing to post my work, but because it caters to a population I feel often gets overlooked: Caregivers.
To know a site like AgingCare even exists thrills me. The idea that individuals isolated in their own respective locations can go to one place to get support, practical information and to interact with others in the same predicament is so comforting to me.
As someone in my early 40’s, I represent an atypical segment of the caregiving population. I was surprised when AgingCare asked me to contribute my views to their blog, but thrilled at the opportunity to share them. I hoped my words might reach someone in the same situation as I once was who feels as I once did, like there is no one else in the world who shares their burden.
In piece linked below I address the notion that at one point or another, none of us feels like we signed up for caregiving. But that we can all take comfort in the fact that it’s okay to feel that way.
Is This Really What I Signed Up For? Taking care of a husband with cancer while raising three kids younger than ten was a future I never expected when we first said “I do.”
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shit bets! of course I will be reading this tonight alone in my bed while John ice fishes with his brothers. I am so so so grateful for you!!! so thankful. I know you know what I cannot express. I love you and have tremendous respect for you and George. Thank you for sharing your soul. xoxo m >
Oh Mary, that’s just how I roll. 😉 And yes, I DO know exactly how you feel. And I love you right back.