Sometimes We All Need a Little Support

I totally relate to this image. Right now I’m on both sides — I’m the supporter, but I’m also the one being held up.

The past couple of months have been extremely difficult, as my mom is dealing with health issues. My two sisters and I are supporting our parents in all ways, big and small. I’m filled with worry, stress, anxiety, and sadness — which leaves me exhausted and drained. This is unchartered territory for my family. My parents (mom is 85, dad is 93) have been in relatively good health all these years. We are so blessed.

I’m more comfortable taking on the role of supporter, but I’ve learned that I have to let people in to support me too. There’s no way I can get through this without the love of my husband, daughters, sisters, family, and friends.

Whether you’re the supporter or the one being supported, we need each other.

We aren’t meant to get through life alone.

4 thoughts on “Sometimes We All Need a Little Support

  1. Love this, Jeni. Thank you for sharing. I know exactly what you’re going through and I’m so glad you’re talking about it..too many think they have to shoulder everything alone.

    I’m glad you’re allowing as well as giving support.

    I’ve been up here in Santa Cruz with Olivia for the last week…she’s really been struggling with the transition from nothing to a fulltime job..and her car broke down!

    Ugh…

    Hope to get home tom or Thurs.

    I hope you have a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving.

    And I hope we can get together soon after that! xoxoxo

    On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 9:20 AM Peace from Panic wrote:

    > jenidriscoll posted: ” I totally relate to this image. Right now I’m on > both sides — I’m the supporter, but I’m also the one being held up. The > past couple of months have been extremely difficult, as my mom is dealing > with health issues. My two sisters and I are suppo” >

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  2. Hi, I am writing to you from Italy. Only once in my life did I ask a friend for help to get out of a bad situation but he didn’t understand and left me alone to face everything. I was very disappointed. I am a person who has always helped everyone but when I needed support I didn’t get it. But this all started for me when I was little, only 4 years old, and a man started abusing me. Nobody noticed and nobody helped me and now I am used to not asking for support from anyone, especially living here I have become closed and reserved and I never talk to anyone.

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