I think one of the most destructive emotions a caregiver can have is hopelessness. If there is no hope, why do we do what we do? And hopelessness is contagious. When we’re defeated and full of despair, our words and actions can be discouraging to everyone around us.
- I was hoping Mary Addison would be free of seizures, but she’s not.
- I had hoped to lose weight in 2016, but I didn’t.
- I had hoped that I could start working again, but we still don’t have reliable support.
- I had hoped this would be the year that my husband and I went on an overnight together, but again, no support.