AnnScottCooper, as care givers, we put ourselves out to be called on. We have to learn to prioritize and say no. We help when we can, but we also just know that if we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t help anyone else. I have had to learn limits. As a pastors wife, I was the go to person for everything in our family and the church member . When I got sick, things had to change, and it was hard for us all. We all survived somehow. My husband learned to pick up after himself, and the church learned to help each other. Amazing how God works!
yes I am, however I have learned to let others take care of what I no longer can that's been very hard for me .I'm pretty lucky to not be asked much anymore.
I tell my friends and family NO. I am empowered by living and healthy lifestyle, emotionally, physically, financially, spiritually and I want my being to be inspirational instead of pittied.❤️👊🏻🙌🏻💪🏻👏🏻
Yes I am. I had to take some time off when I first had my surgery about 1 year, but I do still drive my mother-in-law to her appointments in town. I also call and visit many friends, some shut-ins and some mobile. I enjoy this but when I am tired or not feeling up to par I say "not today, I need some downtime".