What’s wrong with me ... ?

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Debbie Martin, Wisconsin

I have been taking care of others since I can remember.

In high school I did first aid classes ... hospital volunteering. Then I got married and raised two children ... helped with grandchildren ... worked as a nursing assistant in a hospital, 27 years ... did home care ... volunteer in EMS, fire ... took care of grandparents ... and both my husbands' parents and my parents. I have also helped some neighbors.

I enjoyed doing it all. But … my mom was the last to die two years ago … and I feel lost … empty. It just seems to being hitting me now.

What am I good at except being a caretaker. I’m trying to learn from others … church … friends, etc., but there seems to be something inside me that just hurts … and I can't seem to figure out … thank you. ♥