Why You?

Often one person in a family becomes the caregiver and the others go on with their lives as before, offering little or no help.

Why did you decide to be the one who gives so much?

In my case people were surprised to discover that I was a caregiver for my father-in-law. “You mean he’s not your father?” they would say. Surprise evident in their tone.

They were even more amazed when told he was my husband’s stepfather and not a blood relative to either of us.

“Why would you do this? You must be a saint.”

I am no saint. I am simply a woman who saw a family member in need and did my best to help. I didn’t know how hard it would be or how long it would last. How could I have known? But even if I had I would not have changed a thing.

Some day I will need help and I hope someone will be there for me.

Families are not created only through DNA. We marry, we bear children, we divorce and remain connected. Families feud over things big and small and still  remain connected.  We create unique families through adoption, friendship, and commitments of all kinds.

Through this blog I reach out  to offer support and understanding. To let you know you are not alone, that you are part of a vast family of caregivers.

Why did you decide to join this tribe?

 

 

Advertisements

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael Steven Burroway
    Jul 23, 2017 @ 20:04:10

    Hi Bobbi, I met you at the Pennwriters Conference in Pittsburgh. I finished your book recently and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. It was very well-written. I am writing about my Gram and our journey through Alzheimer’s. You’re book has inspired me to get mine finished. Thank you, Michael Burroway

    Like

    Reply

    • Bobbi Carducci
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 11:40:46

      Hello Michael,
      Thank you for telling me you enjoyed Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver and that you are moving forward with your book about caregiving. We need to let people know how many of us there are and how it affects us all.
      Please consider posting a review on Amazon and other sites where reviews are posted. Even a comment as simple as, I liked it,” Helps boost the ratings. Of course you can be very specific as well. Constructive criticism is appreciated too. I hope to see you at the next Pennwriters Conference.

      Like

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s