Watching Out the Window…
When a statutory holiday offers a three-day weekend, it doesn’t always create anticipation of a good time. Circumstances may keep us on the inside looking out, especially if health issues confine us to barracks.
Caregivers sometimes suffer bittersweet memories of fun days long past, including family get togethers. When the list of visitors becomes short, our days and nights get longer.
Mustering endurance and replenishing courage isn’t easy. My brother sent a text last night that read “(if) an opportunity presents itself, go for it if feasible”. With summer nearing its end it’s essential to try and arrange some downtime for ourselves. Respite for our loved ones feels wrong, but if caregivers fall down in the traces acute complications arise. Everyone one who feels backed into a corner brought on by health issues earns kudos for caring – and that includes self care. Research the options, evaluate as objectively as possible and make an opportunity to not be watching out the window.