Time for Five Minute Friday, hosted by Kate Motaung (wwwkatemotauntg.com).
The word for today is BLUE.
Trying to stay with the series on dealing with a terminally ill mate...so here goes.
You will have to cope with Blue Days. I'm not talking about your spouse's sadness...I mean, he or she is dying, for Pete's sake. Pain and discomfort and a degree of humiliation are part and parcel of that dread country.
No, I am talking about YOU, the caregiver. Because some days are going to, pardon the expression, kick your ass raw.
It may come out of nowhere, the feeling of impending loss, and gray sadness. It may come at the end of a good day, when the setting sun is more than symbolic...it's a curse, dropping down the sky on silent, fell wings.
And what do you do?
Just this...accept it. There's a song called 'Remember Me', by the oddly named Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, which has the very wise lyrics "don't try so hard to be happy".
Remember the shortest verse in the Bible...