Silencing the Critical Voice

Being able to LIKE my mother was buried under many layers of criticism, confusion and resentment those first few years in caring for her.  In the Blog, “Blue Plate Special,” I talk about how I did judge both my mother and Alzheimer’s; however, when I knew more about this disease, my behaviors and responses became much better.

Frankly, I could not see through this caregiving maze enough to NOT judge my mother, much less even try to practice what Mother Teresa says in today’s quote.   I was exhausted, in panic mode, and resentful of what my life had become because of this disease.  I guess my brain, as well as mom’s, was not working properly for either of us at that time.