Confessions of a Fellow Caregiver
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.