Your challenge: Write us about a time you either had to rely on someone else to help you, or a time you were required to help another.
I have been on both sides of this one. For most of my life I've helped others including taking care of my parents at the end of their lives. I would much rather be on that side of life, the giving care part.
It is very hard to take care of people you love when all you can do is give palliative care. It is a lot of wear and tear physically and emotionally. I focused on each day trying to do the best I could.
I have been on the other side of this. I would much rather be the care giver than the care reciever. It is difficult to accept help.
I Thank God because I rely on God to give me the strength to get through the hills and the valleys in my life... I know no matter what I go through I have His love. He give me the strength and comfort I need and one day I know one day I will have the joy of dancing and rejoicing with everyone and the angels in Heaven.. I will so love to dance again...and I rejoice with being forgiven and the gift of eternal life. I so look forward to it.. all our heartaches and struggles in this life will be done and Jesus called it Paradise. Who would not look forward to no pain and no suffering in Paradise?
God has given me many loved ones and they mean the world to me. Just as I once had to step in as a caregiver, many have had to step in for me and have made so many difficult situations so much easier. I thank all of them today. They have helped me get to today and today despite what was predicted, I turned 59. 19 years since the first prediction that I would not make it to age 40! Onward to 60!!!!
Being part of the Gather community has rewarded me far more than anyone would ever know. I thank all my "Gather" family on here for being a wonderful part of my life for over 6 1/2 years. Thank you all for all the love support you have shown me all of these years. Thank you for encouragement and support!!! For most of this time, there has always been someone there for me day or night that is either on Gather or another site they left Gather for... What a wonderful group all my friends are! Thank you all!