But there's something worth addressing, and I'd love your input...it's what I call the caregiver's dilemma.
You're taking care of your terminally ill spouse...and you want him or her to have the best quality of life available.
But how do you do it?
If he or she sinks into the sofa or bed and dozes through DVDs, do you support that, or push for activity, even when you meet resistance?
If your spouse keeps pushing to the point of collapse, do you stand back and ready to pick up the pieces, or do you chide their selfishness and lack of consideration? Because, after all, it's you who will be picking up the pieces, at no small cost to your psyche.
(I'm in the latter group, and I suspect I have caused my dear wife no end of heartache by being willing to beat myself up to prove a point, that I'm still man enough to beat myself up.)
Reality lies somewhere between these extremes, of course.
But...what would you rather face? And if you've been a caregiver, what of this did you see?
Since I'm a permanent beat-the-crap-out-of-myself patient, the only appropriate music can come from Imagine Dragons...
Still hoping to get the new and improved version of Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart up and running in the near future. Just haven't had the energy to do it yet...but if you would like to read it, please say so in your comment and I'd be glad to send you a PDF (which should fit your Kindle).
Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.