July 6, 2011

the needs of the dying

Even though this is a difficult time in my own life, often my main worry is about how my condition is affecting my loved ones.  They seem so lost, so burdened, so alone with all of the changes they are experienceing, and all the responsibilities they shoulder.  And what about their future?  How are they going to cope after I am gone?  I'm afraid I'm leaving them stranded and alone.  Some days, when everyone comes in with different emotions and needs, I am too weak to handle it all.  I can't possibly listen to everyone and all their burdens.
Very, very, very true.  My brother voiced concern over his kids and his wife on many an occassion to me.  Too many to count.

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