Columnist Writes About Grieving a Caregiver
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.
Alyssa’s latest column struck a chord with me. I’ve written several columns on caregivers myself, so I immediately understood the grief Alyssa mentions in “How a Cup of Tea Helps Me to Grieve the Absence of a Caregiver.” You tell yourself it’s just a job for the people taking care of you, but in my opinion, it’s next to impossible to keep from forming attachments yourself.
It’s never easy losing a caregiver. I remember when my mom broke the news that I was losing my very first PCA. I broke down in tears, and it took me days to get over the initial shock. That was years ago, so I’ve more or less moved on, but there are still moments when I find myself missing her. We’ve kept in touch — I attended her baby shower a few weeks ago — but it’s not the same. It never will be.
How do you deal with losing caregivers?