Face of Caregiving

The Difference Between Parenting & Caregiving – Guest Blog

The following is a “guest blog” – written with much love and passion by the amazing Rachel of Taking Care of Grandma.I am so grateful to have her wisdom shared here. When someone says they are “parenting” their parents, my heart breaks a little. I try to forgive them, for “they know not what they do.”…

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Nothing Prepares You

Blank-Note

There are defining moments whose anniversaries give us, as a society or culture, pause to reflect, remember or for future generations to learn about from those who were there that day. Such things bring us closer together as a community.  Families also have these defining moments as well. For me, it began with a note…

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Your “In-Loving Memory” Reminds Me of My Loss

In-Loving-Memory-Plaque

It used to be that I took note of the name and notation about the life of whomever was commemorated in the plaque affixed to the bench where I sat or at the base of a tree that caught my eye. I know that people donate money for these benches and lampposts not only to…

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If You Care, You Are a Caregiver

Heart-shaped Hands

It wasn’t until I was on the phone with my Dad’s chosen hospice provider that I realized that I was a “caregiver”.  Fifteen months after diagnosis and it never occurred to me that this was my role. Only when I described myself as “his daughter calling to provide background to inform their first visit” did…

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