Who Am I Now?

It’s June 26,2009, my 54th wedding anniversary. Who am I now? I’m not a widow, I’m not single, I’m not divorced, but I felt just like all of those. I’m the wife of a man who is in the last stages of Alzheimer’s. I live in a house alone now. We furnished it together with things we both liked. Does it fit my tastes now? Is it feminine enough? Are there things that just I love? What is my decorating style now?

During my most difficult care giving days there was not time for my shower. I threw on any old clothes from my closet. I had no time to really choose . No time to shop alone. A new life is facing me now, what is my dressing style?

I am a woman in limbo. This is how it feels to be alone, but still connected by a 54year history of life and love. I hear…Joy Who?

June 2009

Joy Golliver
Author of "Self Care for Caregivers: The Most Important Person in the Experience is YOU!"
and "Self Care for Caregivers: 161 Tips to make your life easier."
I have co-authored: "Tips, Tools, and Resources for The Second Half of Life."
New programs coming in 2012.

The meaning of life is finding your gift.
The purpose of life is giving it away."

Joy Golliver