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Loss of Power — 10 Comments

  1. I have discovered that everyone has a story to tell — and not many want to hear it! My wife and I have sat listening to a person tell their complaints and problems for as long as two hours, until they feel listened to and are ready to move forward. When we limit people to a 50-minute “session” we may miss hearing their heart of hearts. If I feel unheard, I also feel unloved and uncared for. When we can put ourselves into the other person’s place and just allow them to complete their story, we are providing a needed time that can bring healing and help for their journey.

    • Thank you, Jerry, for your insight. A perfect example of the need to slow down and really listen, no matter how long it takes, for someone to be able to move forward – or at least know what direction to take. Bless you and your wife for caring that much.

  2. So true, Sue! I remember your Mom so well! She was so funny, always a smile on her face..no, not just a smile, a grin! She loved life, your Dad and you with all her being.

    Your article is spot on! As I advance to “that age”, I, too, want to be captain of my ship! Once in a while my son Rich will jokingly chide me, “Mom, when we put you in the “home”…and I reply edgily, “That’s not my home”! My kids are very aware that I keep in shape primarily to remain functional, so I can care for my home and not be a burden.

    Of course, as man plans, God laughs. We’ll see how this all works out!

    • I think you have a better chance than most people for it to work out, Cathy. I’m also pretty sure none of your adult children will dare to try to take over your life!

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