Next: Ache, Drop, Whine


Next: Ache, Drop, Whine

drop-of-water-166735_640Our next three words for our Community Caregiving Journal are:


You can write about each separately in three separate posts. You can write about all three in one post. You can write sentences using all three words. Or, if you prefer, you can share your prose by leaving a comment, below. In essence, you can write about the words in the way that feels right for you.

Here’s how our Community Caregiving Journal work: Every Wednesday, I’ll post three new words for you to write about. Don’t worry about keeping up every week if that seems too difficult. Just write about any of the words whenever you can. Members of can contribute by writing a blog post. (When you write posts for our Community Caregiving Journey, select “Community Caregiving Journal” as the category.) And, visitors to can contribute by writing in our comments section, below.

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I ACHE for the days of old when Mom was super woman and nothing could take her down. I must now DROP the WHIN(E)ing and know that even through all of the pain, the Lord has a plan and He is taking excellent care of us. This knowledge quiets my heart and I am once again content.


I silently watch her struggle, her hands and mind both not working like they used to, and my heart ACHES for her. I open my mouth to WHINE to a higher power, but DROP the pretense and cry instead.

Donna Bates

My heart ACHEs for time lost.\r\nI DROP to my knees and WHINE to the only person who truly knows what I feel.\r\nAnd then I feel loved.


Aches and pains seem the name of the game, \r\nbut I wish sometimes we could drop the \r\nwhine and just be happy, or at least at peace.\r\nOr, maybe I should wish for a glass of wine instead, \r\none extra-big glass, then it won't matter anymore. ;P