When we hold our infants in our arms we are filled with awe and hope for the future. We envision a life of promises fulfilled. We never picture them feeding us, holding our hand to keep us from falling, or changing our under things. I didn’t want to type the word diapers. The thought of losing my dignity to such a degree is truly fearsome. In my mind I heard the words, “It’s enough to scare the pants off me.” The irony makes me shudder and chuckle at the same time.
The caregiver and the cared for are locked in a fearsome intimacy. I don’t know where this quote came from. If I did I would give credit here. What I do know is, whoever penned those five simple words shared a devastating truth.
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