Have you had the experience of going way beyond what you imagined you could?
When I was in High School I played Volleyball???? and I will never forget the workouts. My Freshman year I was sure I would die. No joke.
We ran, threw up and ran some more. I adored my coach but she pushed me physically beyond what I could ever imagine I could do.
How about you? Have you thought you found the end of your physical ability only to be pushed beyond that place?
I look back on those days and remember I would have given up and never learned the extent to which I could push myself. I gave ????% and then some and I did make it! My coach knew I would.
I often think of the time I spent caring for my dad in the same way. There were many weeks that I was tired and just wanted to stay home or I was so frustrated, I wasn’t sure how to keep providing the best care for him.
BUT I was able to keep showing up and loving him.
???? Love was the most important thing I needed to bring to him in each and every interaction.
The journey of caregiving was longer than I first imagined but I’m thankful for the time I had to show Love to my dad when he needed it the most.
At times even Loving him beyond what I thought was possible!