For many years I took care of both my mom and my dad. It was difficult to get them both out of the house, so I would do my best to fix a traditional holiday dinner so that we could eat together and reminisce about better times. As time went on and my mother passed away I was able to get my father out of the house for a few years, but then that became too difficult. I remember all to well watching the cars pass by from the window wondering where everyone was going, and imagining the good times with family and friends that awaited them. I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite so lonely in my life.
All that said, I wanted to let those of you that are homebound know that I’m thinking of you, and I understand the difficulty and the depression of missing out. I used to tell myself “ this won’t last forever!”even though it seem like it would. Now that this is all over, I really do miss my family and would do it all over again to spend time with them.
A big hug to you all.