When you find yourself in caregiving, you may feel like you’ve moved to another country. You just don’t speak or understand this language.

And, then caregiving ends. Overnight, you wake up in yet another country. It all looks different. It all sounds different. It’s another new language.

It’s just awful.

When you wake up in a new country, how do you manage?

Manage by keeping the familiar—those who support and love you; that which brings you comfort and peace; thoughts which calm and quiet you.

Learning a new language can be complicated. Sometimes, it’s as simple as knowing you will because you already did.

With time, you will speak fluidly the language of life.

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Sep 14, 2010

Boy does this ring true. Last night, I was laying on the couch thinking I’d like a DQ, told Gary I want an icecream, he says you want an icecream, LET’S GO……I layed there for a few seconds looking at him perplexed until the duh moment was over, and I jumped up and got ready for US TO GO and get an icecream! Strange new world we live in now!