While taking care of my Mom, I spent a lot of time and mental energy trying to problem solve. Trying to find ideas that would make her journey through Alzheimer’s a little easier.
But, when you’re the caregiver, the problems keep coming. And as you know, some of them have no solution.
One particularly bad day, I didn’t know how I was going to keep going. I was feeling very down, frustrated and helpless, and I thought to myself, “I don’t know what else I can do except just be here and show her I love her.”
It was a breakthrough for me.
I realized that sometimes the most important thing I could do was to just be there with love.
The idea became a touchstone thought for me. My caregiver motto, you could call it.
It helped me be a little less stressed.
And reminded me that no matter what was happening, even when I didn’t know what to do, there was something I could do: “Be Here With Love.”
Our first coloring book is called “Be Here With Love” because we wanted to honor caregivers who do that every day, and remind them that even when you feel helpless and like there is nothing you can do, you can be there with love. And that’s pretty powerful.