Friday, March 7, 2014

What now??


Well, I suppose it's time to start looking forward at what is next for me.  My job as a caregiver has ended and after so many years I find it a daunting challenge to see beyond that role.  But, like every challenge that faces each of us, we somehow find a way through to the other side.  

So having said that, I will begin the challenge of adjusting to a new normal.  I am so fortunate I had so many years with Mom and have no regrets.  That has been a comfort, as has the support of an entire community of family and friends. 

I'm going to try and get back to regular activities, including blog posting.  


27 comments:

  1. Like many, I have been in your shoes. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. I look forward to you posting more often.

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  2. I sure wish I had some magic words to give you. Please know I wish you comfort and peace on this new journey. Prayers and hugs Kim.

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  3. So glad for the post. I am glad you will be trying normal.

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  4. It is so hard to find oneself after caring for others,take the time to heal and let each day take care of itself.My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.Blessings,Jen

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  5. It's good to hear from you. I hope you find more and more strength and direction each day ahead as you adjust to this new "normal".

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  6. My mom has been gone for over three years now. I still have a hard time adjusting but it has gotten better. I still miss every day being able to call and talk. Take it one day at a time and you will find your way.

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  7. I was so happy to see you hanging around on facebook earlier today and now to find you back here. Wishing your strength, courage and happiness as you start your new journey.

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  8. Kim, I am sorry about your mom's passing. I can sorta relate to what you are going through with being a caregiver. Just know that you are well loved and have many people praying for you. People are just a phone call or an e-mail away from you and we all have wonderful friends here in blog land. Take care. Many Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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  9. Evening Kim, I am happy to hear from you, your in my thoughts. Big Hugs Francine.

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  10. Kim, it is good to read your post. I continue to send you my thoughts, prayers, and hugs! Nellie

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kim/

    HUGS!!!

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  12. You will never have any regrets.

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  13. This is a major life change for you take a big breath and take your time. You are so blessed to live in such a supportive community and it sounds like amazing friends.
    Cathy

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  14. Changes are always a challenge but you will soon be back to a normal routine and spring is getting closer. I find winter is hard because we are more cooped up inside.
    We are all here for you. I hope that you can have a time to unwind with your friends this weekend.
    Thinking of you often, Hugs
    JB

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  15. oh Kim...a new chapter in your life, for sure. God be with you.

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  16. So sorry for your loss. Hugs

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  17. So sorry for you loss. Having lost my own mother in 1995, I can tell you that it does get easier as the memories see you through. Take care.

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  18. hugs, have been through this too

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  19. Kim,
    Your mom was truly blessed to have you for a daughter. Good luck in your journey to the new normal. Don't forget to breathe and know that we may not be near, but we are here for you!
    xoxoxo,
    Lauren

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  20. Dear Kim,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing for you a wonderful new normal.

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  21. Happy to have you back Kim and looking forward to more posts. Your Mom was so lucky to have you, such a caring daughter. Now enjoy your new freedom.

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  22. I remember that feeling when my father and father-in-law passed away a month away from each other. I spent two years caring for them. The times I thought were so hard at the times have turned out to be some of my best memories. You will not regret a minute of the time you spent caring for your mom.
    It takes time, but you will eventually move forward as the grieving process moves forward too. My prayers are with you.

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  23. Kim ~ so glad to know that you are going forward ~ that you know you have to go forward ~ and we all know that you can! I hope you are excited about where your path will lead ~ it's like a mystery waiting to unfold! We're here for you!

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  24. You are so strong! Keep it up :) We are with you my dear.

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  25. When caregiving has been the norm for so long, it will be a challenge to establish new routines. But it's a healthy change, and I'm happy to see that you know it's a necessary step. I'll be waiting to see what changes and twists and turns take place in your life. Big hugs, my girl...

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  26. One day at a time friend. There is the natural grieving process. God bless you Kim. Keep encouraged.

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  27. Kim, I am so sorry about your mom. I just looked at your blog today. I have been going thru a lot with my daughter having a major setback and being away from home all week and just coming home on weekends.
    When I think of a kind hearted amazing daughter I think of you. Your mother was one heck of a role model to have made such a great daughter.. Your love and caring touched my heart. Take it one day at a time grief is a hard place to understand sometimes it is tucked away and then a simple thing brings back the tears. Hugs cheri

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