Being there for your loved ones in the ways that matter MOST.

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This is my dad and I nearly 40 years ago sitting at the pool of a little beach resort my grandfather built over 60 years ago.

This man and this place are special to me in SO MANY WAYS.

My dad has always been one of my favorite humans and the Outrigger Beach Resort has always been a place of decompression, healing, and happy memories (and there are a lot of happy memories).

So it was pretty awesome that my dad invited my brother and my family to spend a full week with him there over Thanksgiving.

What made it even more special was that my dad has been caretaking his wife for 25+ years and has never spent more than a few days away from her in that time. Sadly, she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in her 50’s and cannot do any activities of daily living on her own (eat, walk, go to the bathroom, bathe etc.).

I, of course, have mad respect for the way he has chosen to show up for his wife over the past few decades. I also have mad love for him and want him around for as long as possible.

Caretaking at the level he does, has taken a toll on him and the greatest holiday gift I could have received this season was for him to give himself permission to take a full week for himself to honor his own needs.

This is a time of year where so many people run themselves into the ground to serve those they love.

Maybe you are one of them?

If so, it is worth considering that by conserving some time and energy for yourself you are able to be there for your loved ones in the ways that matter MOST.

THIS is the topic of the Grace & Grit Podcast this week. You can have a listen right here.

Being there for your loved ones in the ways that matter MOST.
Being there for your loved ones in the ways that matter MOST.

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