Tired

by John
(Connecticut)

1. I do not resent my "chosen one" status. It beats being told to "get lost". Like the results or not, it represents a vote of confidence in my character and abilities, even if it has its origins in far less than altruistic reasoning by my siblings. Secondly, the fact that my parents accept my role in their lives does not leave me feeling too badly.


2. I am ashamed for them, but I do not dwell on it, as it would be like the story about the pig and the dancing lessons.

3. They have expected a lot less out of me and for a shorter period of time than my 5 siblings and myself expected from them.

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Short and Sweet
by: Anonymous

What a nice comment, John.

Spoken like a guy, short and to the point. You see things outside the box. You've come to not only accept your care giving role, but you wear it as a badge of honor. Not too often do we have a chance to see ourselves in that light. Far too often we can't see the forest for the trees.

I don't think in the beginning of this journey my mom would have chosen me out of all the children to be the one to do this for her. I think she would have thought me too flighty. But she has come to see me now as stable, organized, energetic, thoughtful, loving and giving.

I may not always do everything with a smile and good cheer, but I am here doing it and I do it well, and there's a lot to be said for that.

I hope you find this entry someday because I'm wondering...what is the story of the dancing pig???

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