During our show, Jan shared her caregiving story, how she juggles caregiving and working, and the adjustment she and her mom encounter now with news of two diagnoses (Parkinson’s and dementia).
Our show ended with a discussion of vulnerability. I think it’s possible to create a life in which we skate around vulnerability. I also know that’s not possible in a life of caregiving. Caregiving brings out vulnerability in you and your caree as well as a vulnerability you both share. (Jo’s follow-up comment on his post, “Will It Ever End?,” about his son is a wonderful example of vulnerability.)
I asked Jan to follow up our discussion with a blog post about vulnerability. As she does this, I thought it would be interesting to hear what you know of vulnerability. So, in this six-word story, please share how you would describe vulnerability.
For example, vulnerability could be:
I let go; you go on.
We live with our pain together.
A diagnosis. Tears allowed.
Please share your six-word description of our vulnerability in our comments below. We’ll award a winner on Thursday a six-month CarePASS.
I look forward to reading yours!
(Update: Congrats to Bonnie, who won a copy of Good Morning! Sunny Reflections to Start Your Day for sharing in last week’s contest, “Which Caregiving Reality Won’t Make a Hallmark Card?“)
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