If I am able to help you understand anything by way of this blog or my book I hope it is this:
I AM NOT PERFECT AND THAT’S OKAY
We are human. We become angry sometimes. We feel resentful when others go off on vacation or simply out to dinner and we can’t. We get sick and tired of hearing the same question over and over. We need sleep and get cranky when we don’t get enough. Our heart breaks when the one we are trying so hard to help accuses us of mistreating them or stealing from them. Or worse yet, don’t remember who we are.
Some days we want to give in, give up, and let go so badly we nearly fall apart. And then we feel terrible. We doubt ourselves and become convinced we are bad people.
We are not. We are the caregivers. We are not perfect. We are human. We give all we have and then give some more. Y
You, like me, are not perfect but no one is. You are a caregiver and because of you the one in your care will have many more good days than he or should would have had otherwise.