Being someone's caretaker is so stressful. It does take a toll. I cared for my mother who lost her battle with cancer last year. I too have spent most of my life taking care of someone.. anyone.. everyone, but me. Trust in God .. and He will supply all your needs.
I have not been taking care of myself very well. Last year this time, I had moved to Marion, OH to help take care of my sister who had ALS. I took care of her, not me. She died on September 26th, 2011. We were in a 1 year lease so we had to stay there even though I was no longer needed. I dealt with depression and didn't take care of myself. The holidays were tough and Connie was missed a lot. In March of this year, my husband, who has Parkinson's had a very tough spell and couldn't do much of anything for himself. Thank God we got his meds straightened out and he's much better now. Although whenever he has a crisis, he never comes back as good as he was before.
June 29th, we moved back to Stark County. Still not real close to where we were here. We bought a manufactured home and live in Lake Sherman Village, with a mailing address of Navarre, OH. We are within a half hour of both of our sons and grandchild. After what happened with Mike, I am glad to be near family again.
Well, I am about to turn 60 in September. Neither of my parents made it out of their 60's so it feels older than it should. However, I am in better health than either of them. The one thing that worries me is my weight. So, I am back to taking care of myself. I really hope to not just lose weight, but to change.
Love, In Christ, Colleen
Love, In Christ, Colleen "Taste and see that the LORD is good."
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