everythingyoualwayswantedtosaybutwereafraid

Things you always wanted to say but were afraid

I don’t want to share the details

It’s my last post about The Man.  He is deteriorating, and I am loosing strength.  Everyone keeps saying why don’t you call me, let others help, but really what can they do?  Can they take care of his toileting needs?  Can they fix the foods that he likes?  Can they help him dress, change his soiled sheets, help him shave?  Can they talk to him to remind him of intimate moments to try to bring his mind back to the present?  Can they remind him of his role as a father, husband, lover, provider?  Can they infuse me with strength and rest?  It’s all mine at this point.  I intend to see it through.  I have never shirked a task, and this is one rough task.  Pray for his peace.

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3 thoughts on “I don’t want to share the details

  1. Lea Anne Ribinskas on said:

    As I try to think of the words, I realize, again, there are no words. Just an ache and a prayer. Love you.

  2. Maybe someone can come over and be with him so you can take a bit of a break, even if for just a little while. It’s tough, but you’ve got to care for the caregiver. Best, Jane

  3. I get it, I really get it, stay strong!

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