It was time for him, that I did get help-
But truly it was for me that I did yelp!
For 3 days & 3 nights no peace did we find-
A constant “where are you” was on his anxious mind.
All day & all night I did not sleep a wink-
He would go back to sleep without even a blink!
Then came the 3rd day & I was at my wits end-
Oh how desperately I needed a friend!
Just someone to help us cope with each other-
I’m truly spent – just being his Mother.
Then I snapped – indeed I did-
I repeated what he said just like a kid!
All day, yes, it exhausted me to the point of no return-
Me patience was ended I was completely burned!
So the next day I knocked on the health care door-
The health care that had been recommended 5 months before!
Why didn’t I listen & heed their advice?
I thought I could do it alone – rolling my dice!
No, I could not & that was just the start-
Start of a wonderful male caregiver with a big heart!
Next I looked into day stays at a faith based memory park-
Now 2 days a week Gary goes like a lark!
All is better for both of us – it is so clear-
Now that I listened to my Lords voice so dear!