There have been many comments to my essay for the Mayo Clinic Patient Caregiver Scholarship contest. I am struck by them all. Struck by the resonate chord and the harmony we share as caregivers. They fill me with hope and understanding.
What touches me the most is that we share a similar sense of loss while at the same time we have a strength of knowledge and understanding. This comes from our collective sharing of experiences and using that knowledge to move forward to find some peace. Peace that does not come easily while the pain is mitigated by knowing we are not alone.
If you can read the essay and the comments leave one if can but most of all feel the sense of place we share.