A Caregiving Comfort: Betrayed

Denise

A Caregiving Comfort: Betrayed

Denise
alone-15155_640You feel like you do all the right stuff: Plan, prepare, protect. You advocate, ask, act. You're loving, loyal and likeable.

And, yet, this, this, is your life.

You feel adrift, alone.

Betrayed.

Tunnel vision becomes the side effect during a time of great difficulty. You just see that--the awful time. You can't see what we all see: Your courage, your tenacity, your gifts.

It's understandable that you feel betrayed. Some day, though, you will understand that during your life's greatest test, you weren't alone. That you just couldn't see all of us who cheered you on, wished you well and prayed for your success.

Soon you will see beyond the betrayal and into the stadium where you stand a champion in your life. You can never betray yourself when you lead your life with your values and your priorities.

You will win.



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Denise

Oh, Evelyn, I'm so sorry. I just can't imagine how much it hurts that your sisters don't have compassion for you! It takes so much energy to stand up for yourself and it's hard to find that energy when you're so exhausted because of caregiving. Set your boundaries about what's realistic. Explain that your caregiving is double, that you can't take a vacation, that you're able to help when you can help and that's it. \r\n\r\nPlease keep us posted. And, please think about joining us. We have daily chats which can be a nice place to simply vent.

Meghan

Wow, that was so touching. It gave me goosebumps reading it. It's definitely hard to see whats real when you're in the midst of a storm.