Two Shall Become One - Forever
I don’t know all the details or if that’s entirely true. The role of caregiver burnout is real, but that’s not what this article is about. I could sympathize with Kacey because I briefly had the same feelings after my dad passed and we discovered how far along my mother was with dementia. He, too, had been covering for her and hiding what was going on. Fortunately, I long ago took the time to think, work and pray my way through those feelings.
Here’s what I came to understand and, hopefully, was able to convey to Kacey. Her mother and my father were capable of making their own decisions. But, it really wasn’t a 'decision' for them, it just 'was'. It was their obligation, it was their love, it was their duty to each other to do everything they could to take care each other, even if it meant sacrificing their own health.
Plus, I think it goes beyond vows made at the onset of marriage. Without a strong faith, truthfully, there is really not a whole lot standing between the individual and the world. When two people come together as a couple, that bond creates a stronger unit and force against the trials and hardships of life.
But for Jesus. "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand." John 10:28-29