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  •  Sherri showed up (13+ / 0-)

    in the quilt diary -- she is a Kossack now!

    Her comment:

    I have spent the last 20 years of my work life using words to describe people, processes, needs and the systems that help support all of those things. But the kind words of my sister and all of you here having me reaching for words that describe how you are making me feel.

    As Angie mentioned, my family has been going through a particulary difficult period of change. This has been bewildering and tramatic for everyone, most of all for my mom. We have watched as her physical health deteriorated across the years, not knowing that the real challenges were to come - her increasing memory loss and the associated anger and depression. I always assumed that physical disease was worst thing that could happen, but watching a person that you love disappear while their body continues on has been much worse. I think the worst part is that the painful discussions you have with your loved one about their care and then repeating versions of the same conversation again and again. Because for your this is the tenth time you have had this talk, it is new and devastating news for them.

    Thank you for the kind and amazing words and thoughts you have shared. I sometimes worry that I won't be strong enough to finish this journey with my mom and the rest of my family. You all just reminded me again that I am not alone on this trip. That just as I try and reach out to others, you have all reached out to me, bringing a bit of light and warmth along the way. Helping me to hang on.

    I would also like to say thank you to everyone who is a caregiver in big and small ways. You might not know how much of an impact you have on the lives of others, but someone is having a better day or a better life because of you. Thank you!!

    You can order Pootie Pads here. Pooties love them!

    by Sara R on Tue May 28, 2013 at 10:28:36 AM PDT

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