Confessions of a Fellow Caregiver

by Brenda
(Monre, LA)

I am all alone with the care of my elderly mother. She is 85 years old and she is a stranger to me.


I still remember the mother that use to be as she still has her sense of humor. We will laugh and I will hold her hand. We have seen better days mom but we have still have each other.

I am still your daughter and I love you please forgive me for shouting at you when I know you can not hear me. Please forgive me for not answering your phone calls when you call me all day long.

I have got to take care of myself so I can take care of you. I feel anger and resentment and sometimes I just want to walk away. It is not fair that I have to be the only sibling that cares for you.

I cherish the memories of the mother that use to be but I love the mother that I have now.

I will all ways be here for you I will stand by you.

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Kudos
by: Anonymous

Kudos to you! You do have to do what makes you sane, but your response to your Mom is precious. I hope by the time my Mom to get that point I can have your attitude.

My Mom and I have just begun this journey and I find myself sometimes being impatient and then I feel terrible about it because my Mom is really a sweet, gentle, giving, wonderful person.

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