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Comments! They are such a vital part of blogs, aren't they? The electronic version of delightful note cards like these cute Lady Jayne products. And I love reading each of your comments! I enjoy replying to them, as well, though at times I am a bit slow. Comments often have useful nuggets of info and are very worthwhile reading where ever you visit.
This week, I got one comment, in particular, that I wanted to make sure you saw. The message in it is so vital to all of us in the Sandwich Generation, caring for elderly parents while raising children or babysitting grandchildren. Whidbey Woman wrote that:
I wanted you to know that my father in law might be coming to our daughter’s college graduation!! We are just praying he does not back down. The repite would be good for him (he’s a 24 hr caregiver to my mother in law with Advanced Alzheimers Disease).
If any caregivers out there are reading this, I want them to know its okay… you deserve a break and there are well-trained people out there to take care of your loved one. You will come back refreshed, renewed and in turn be a better caregiver.
Isn't that the absolute truth! We all need to look for ways to take a break – whether for a few minutes, a few hours, and even a few days. Taking care of the caregiver is truly a gift to the caree!
One way I love to take a short break is visiting a fun party at a blog. One such blog party that is going on this weekend is an extra special one – to help a sweet young boy, Charlie Grady, who is dealing with a life-threatening illness, along with his family. If you haven't heard about it, be sure to check out Grandboys, Bugs, and Blessings for Sandwich Generation Grandparents. Even if you've already left comments, you can go back and leave more. Plus Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch is just out today with another blog post for this inspirational party. Enjoy some joy-filled moments, take a breather of your own, and be a blessing to others. Definitely a delight for all of us in the Sandwich Generation.
Amen for breaks! Thank you for the gentle reminder Kaye! I think I will take a break now! 🙂
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Sounds like a great plan, Paula 🙂