Then we talked about caring for older people who have dementia/Parkinson's, etc.. I talked with her for over an hour. She went through the same thing with her mom and dad. Like COVID-19, it seems the dementia is only going to get worse. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the thought. I guess I have to be more assertive in care-giving. She said I was too easy going. (I know people will want to give good advice and will offer help - but right now I need to chill and pray about everything.) At a time of pandemic, I don't think going out to the doctors or seeking outside help is appropriate right now. I also think I can handle bathing him and household chores.
Everything is a grace, and sorrow is no exception. I see everything as an opportunity to sanctify each moment, to offer everything as a sacrifice in gratitude, and to pray and exercise myself in charity. (I know that sounds terribly pious, but it is the way I have coped throughout my life, from childhood abuse, depression and panic attacks, as well as every other crisis in life.) Pray very much for my friend, and pray for me for patience and charity.