The Caregiver Cup Podcast

Lessons Learned Caring for Mom

May 16, 2023 Cathy VandenHeuvel Episode 161
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Lessons Learned Caring for Mom
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Show Notes

This was the first Mother's Day without my Mom.   Mother’s Day  was a hard day for me.  Honestly, I felt like I was kicked in the gut.  And then when I tried to stand up, it kicked me back down again.  My heart and mind was so heavy.  I missed my Mom so much and felt that void even bigger yesterday.  

I caught myself (at first) getting angry at myself for not being strong and pushing through it.   I could hear my Mom saying “suck it up, Cathy”.    I had to find peace in allowing myself to be and feel this way.  

In today's episode, I unpack:

  • the letter I wrote myself
  • my relationship with my Mom,
  • how I took a step back and realized the what I learned in my caregiving journey
  • insights you can take away from my lessons

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