Distance

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Distance

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sun-791524_640You're surrounded by distance.

You can barely see your friends, although the pain from their physical and emotional distance seems too near to your heart.

You can barely recognize yourself, as who you used to be seems to have disappeared in the distance.

You can barely look into the distance, as your fears and worries then become too close for comfort.

And, so you wonder: Can I go the distance? Can I finish this and be okay?

You can go the distance in this marathon called caregiving. And, when you're not sure if you can, take a moment to look in your rear view mirror. You'll be amazed at how far you've come.

You didn't make it this far to throw in the towel. Use the towel to dab away the tears, to give you a place to rest, and to wipe away the sweat. And, then keep going.

The distance you dread will become the blessed life achievement.

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tj

Denise, this is exactly how I've been feeling. Your right in taking a moment. It is the making of future plans all the unknowns with time and abilities that can just weigh you down. One must sometimes stop and appreciste the smile.

Denise

I'm so glad you like this one, <a href='http://www.caregiving.com/members/worriedwife/' rel=\"nofollow\">@worriedwife</a>. I always feel better when you give a comfort you're stamp of approval. :)\r\n\r\nI think you'll like tomorrow's webinar, Remaining Resilient. When you can, check out the archive (which is about 35 mintues): http://www.caregiving.com/caregiving-webinars/webinar-remaining-resilient/

Lillie Fuller

Thanks for ALL the pep talks! I find strength and knowledge through you and a few of the amazing caregivers on this site! I appreciate you all!