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Welcome to Caregiving and Beyond, a blog about life, love and (sadly) letting go.

First, this Blog is dedicated to my beautiful Mother whom I love and miss beyond compare.  She is the reason I started this blog and my hope is to help other caregivers going through similar situations by sharing my personal caregiving experiences.  I was my wonderful mother's caregiver for the past 20+ years, having sadly lost her almost two years ago to the insidious disease known as Alzheimer's. 

This blog is for all the caregivers out there who are in the same situation I was in not too long ago. My hope is that you take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone.  If you are currently a caregiver, thinking of becoming a caregiver or have already been a caregiver, then this blog is for you.  I hope to offer some advice, tips. resources and if nothing else, emotional support for other caregivers going through similar caregiving situations now.

I will focus on the topics of caregiving, grief and inevitably life after caregiving.  Speaking from my own personal experience, it has been the most difficult challenge of my life and yet the most rewarding all at the same time. As excruciatingly painful as caregiving was with its plethora of challenges, hardships and heartaches, I would do it all over again to help and care for my amazing Momma.  By the grace of God, I was able to fulfill a promise to God and to my Mother that she would never be left alone and that she would never be placed in a nursing home ever.  She was lovingly cared for, loved and attended to at home where she belonged by me.  It was never easy, but it was worth it.      

While everyone's journey is different, and you may or may not be able to care for your loved one at home, my path was in the end worth all the pain and hardships endured to be able to care for my Momma at home.  If you are not able to care for your loved one at home due to financial, physical and health-related issues of your own, then by all means I hope to be able to offer you some additional tips and resources that may be available to you as well.  Not all caregivers are as fortunate as I was to be able to care for my Momma at home and sadly that is not usually the norm. Nonetheless, this blog is for all caregivers, past and present, whether your loved one is at home or not, or even gone now, who could use some encouragement along your caregiving path.

Again, welcome to my blog, I hope you find some comfort here.



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