Hey all you caregivers out there.
You put the needs of that person you care for before your own. And then everybody tells you to take time for yourself. But you don’t feel like you can. You are too busy.
We’ve had issues with Amanda lately – health issues – and a change of agency services for her as well as a new case worker. Ahhhh! It can be overwhelming. On top of that, I have a job and church responsibilities. What? Take time for myself? Ha. I was too stressed to do that!
Yeah … they were getting kinda long and with the warm sandal weather happening that all I really wanted was a pedicure. So, Amanda seemed to be doing well today and I felt caught up on things. Many stressful issues were not so stressful today. I called to schedule a last minute pedicure for this afternoon. I figured they would probably be booked but I tried anyways. Viola! They had an opening just when I wanted it. Now look at my tootsies!
Oh I did not solve the problems of the world today. But I got a pedicure. And my feet felt wonderful and my toes look cute. I am happy.
Take time for yourselves fellow caregivers. You’re worth it. And it will make you happy.
You can get back to work.
By the way – the color on my toenails? It’s called ‘My Chihuahua Bites.’
Fitting don’t ya think?
Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.