My Husband and I separated in Dec. He is an Adult Child of An Alcoholic and has many issues he needs to deal with.
My mother had to have her leg amputated in April due to poor circulation. She is currently in Rehab, but not progressing as desired, due to sores on her other leg.
My older Sister has a very bad back and may have to have surgery in the next couple of months. My younger Sister has Migraines and a bad back. This leaves me to do most of the care for my mother.
My Uncle has Prostate cancer that has spread to his bones. He was put in Hospice today.
My Aunt (by marriage to another Uncle) has dementia and has lost her sight, leaving my 88 year old uncle to care for her. He is not in good health either.
Just feeling over whelmed right now.
I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through, Patricia! I can definitely understand how you would be feeling overwhelmed. And being a caregiver is one of the most stressful ordeals one can experience. My husband and I went through that when his mom was in terminal stages of COPD. To compound that situation, immediately after she passed away, my dad got terribly sick and died within a month. It was probably one of the most overwhelming times of my entire life.
One of the things I learned from that ordeal is the importance of getting adequate self-care to promote stress reduction, especially when part of the stress is related to care-giving. The following link is from a secular source, but it contains some excellent advice in that regard:
In the article, the part about having the right attitude is vitally important, and this is where God's Word can help tremendously. Instead of simply making positive affirmations like the article suggests, you can make affirmations based on encouraging Bible verses. For instance, when you start to feel anxious about any of the situations you mentioned, you can say, "I cast all my anxieties upon the Lord, because he cares for me." Or you can say, "God is working this situation for good."
I also agree with what Layman363 said about not concerning ourselves too much with things we can't control. I know when I start to stress about such things, it helps to give them to the Lord and let Him take care of them.
Please know I am praying for you and asking God to show you His mercy, help, and goodness in the difficult situations you mentioned.
Blessings to you in Jesus,