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We are all feeling something…. different

Today’s newsfeed story: “It’s just another pandemic Monday”  Thank you Heather Mallick, Monday January 17, 2022.  I guess we are all feeling ‘something’.

Yesterday was my father’s birthday.  He would have turned 93 if he hadn’t died when he was 69.  I find it interesting how we like to do that- – provide an age or number as if the person was still with us.  I guess they are- if we are still thinking about them- then they are still with us- metaphorically speaking of course.

I had an emotional day yesterday; I cried watching tender dog videos and I cried watching a young girl get the ‘golden buzzer’ on America’s Got Talent reruns.  The emotion I was feeling was sadness with an underpinning of gratitude.  I was missing my father who had been gone for a very long time and my mother, whose death was much more recent and still fresh. The gratitude was imbedded as I was reflecting on their lives and on the daily joy I have from my own family and my work and also how much  I miss them both. But some days are harder than others.

Today is a new day and all of us need different supports for different things.   As our calls increase and more and more families are reaching out for support, I know that supporting everyone’s good mental health is paramount.  Caregiver, care recipient, counsellor, parent, adult child, teenager- we all need support.  A few resources to consider.

Have a good Monday.

About Audrey Miller
About: Audrey Miller, Managing Director of Elder Caring Inc. has over 25 years social work and rehabilitation experience working with older individuals and their families. She advises the financial, insurance, legal and business communities regarding elder care issues. Audrey is a recognized expert in her field. Email: amiller@eldercaring.ca

3 Comments

  1. Larry Amstutz

    January 18, 2022 - 2:27 pm
    Reply

    I empathize and sympathize. I understand completely.

    Stay strong and keep remembering.

    Best regards

    Larry

  2. Audrey

    January 18, 2022 - 2:44 pm
    Reply

    Thank you Larry for your kind words. Greatly appreciated/
    -Audrey

  3. Peggy Killeen

    January 18, 2022 - 4:18 pm
    Reply

    Sending you love and strength, Audrey, your blogs are always good for me and I so identify with how you’re feeling right now.

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