I am at the stage where I want to move on and I feel like Jimmy Stewart on that bridge in the classic movie "It's A Wonderful Life." After George Bailey sees his life without him, he runs back to the bridge yelling this..."I want to live, Please God, I want to live again." Remember that scene? Here it is.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u56OqFjs1dg
|George Bailey pleads with God to let him live his life again.|
It has been an interesting grief journey with the death of two parents. I have learned my heart is big and was broken into bits and I am strong enough to pick up the pieces and go on. I have to survive. I tried caregiving again this summer for a career with elderly people. I got attached to one client who was dying of brain cancer, and then died. That was hard again. The last gig was for someone with Alzheimer's who happened to live 120 yards from my folk's grave, which was in plain site.
That did it.... too close for comfort for me! I decided I could not go on with caregiving for a job. I am spent, my bucket is full, I cannot take anymore death and heartbreak. I am still weary from it.
Now is the time to get my life in order, and keep moving on in a positive new direction with a new career with the living., not the dying. I have had enough of death. It is what my parents want for me and I have to for my own health.
Funny how one journeys through grief and the valley of death with their loved ones. It is a process, and it just takes time to feel good again like crossing over the bridge to returning to life again and living it..... just like George Bailey.