Take It All In. Be Grateful. Nothing Lasts Forever.

Later this morning I am taking Mom up to the cabin.  It is not easy for me to gear up for this.  My stress level rises several days in advance.  I pay attention to my breathing, my facial muscles and body position, realizing these things need readjusting all the time to remain calm and relaxed.

It is difficult to see her decline.  It is difficult to be “ON” 24/7.  It is difficult to accept she is dying.  Plus, I am sure, it’s reasonable to think I am still recovering from caregiving the las