One morning, I opened my eyes and my whole world was turned upside down. My husband had become a stranger. A couple if not complete until you see each other in each others’ eyes. What I saw was someone I didn’t recognize. He had become this other person that I didn’t know how to cope with. I was completed devastated and alone taking care of a stranger. I had to become his caregiver 24/7, bathing, feeding, dressing and loving him, always loving him. I couldn’t eat or sleep, always listening, watching and becoming more scared by the minute. I needed help and didn’t know where to find it. Sun stopped shining in my life and I became desperate for help and understanding.
When a marriage is suffused with love, caring and respect, when the two actually live as one, sickness in one of the partners is a severe crushing blow. When I thought I couldn’t be able to cope any longer, an angel walked through my front door, from MorseLife. She was so comforting and helpful and knowledgeable about caring for a sick loved one.
There are no words that can express how grateful I am to MorseLife for sending Sherri to me. I can finally take a deep breath again. I know now that there is help for us out there, useful suggestions teaching me how to cope with the illness and just to show him that I will always be there for him, for better or worse.
Please accept my grateful appreciation and profound thanks for giving me the tools to see the light once again. Thank you for being part of my family, for without a family, man alone in the world, trembles in the cold.