I’ve written before (see here and here) about the challenges faced being the caretaker for my father, but wanted to come back to this subject again, with new awareness. Through my dad’s illness I have finally seen that I am capable of intimacy, commitment and unconditional love.
I have struggled with issues regarding men, intimacy and romantic relationships for a very long time. Someday I’ll write more about it, but I’m still in the process of healing there, and, therefore still formulating my thoughts about the whys and the hows. I do know that I’ve had issues with commitment and intimacy for as long as I can remember. However, as my dad’s illness progressed, the call to love with unconditional commitment came, and I answered it. Answering that call, has been one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.