I am a daughter.
I am a wife.
I am a mother.
I am a writer.
I am a caregiver.
I’ve been married to my husband for 26 years. He was a soldier. The Army broke him. It was only a few years ago that things got really bad…for all of us. I struggled to keep it all together. One day, I crumbled. I could not stop the tears, the dread, the panic, the helplessness and hopelessness…the darkness.
I’ve decided to work through my thoughts, emotions, issues through this blog. What I want to accomplish is admitting my feelings, negative or otherwise, and learn to accept them. I’m hoping to find healing through my words. I also hope that it will provide some comfort to others dealing with their own caregiver stress and let them know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Because, I felt so alone. And that made me fall deeper into the dark abyss that I saw no hope of coming out of.
Please let me know if you enjoy reading the things I post, if it’s helped, or maybe even offer options I have yet to think about to help me cope. Thank you for your time, service, and support.
You can contact me at caringforaveteran AT gmail DOT com
I’ve just assumed the honor of caring for my aging father. My experiences as a Marine Wife, mom of some kids who are wired for envelope-pushing, and the other adventures the last 20 years have been preparing me for this leg of the journey. I have a support network, which is more than many many many others have. I am counting my blessings, and keeping my humor.
I am so sorry for what you have been going through! My husband has Parkinson’s disease and I am dealing with many of the same feelings as well as the physical aspect because the only thing he can do for himself is talk….and eat some! It is hard. I will start reading your blog!
Paula at /Smidgen,Snippets,&Bits