A child should never be injured before their parents,
There is no greater hear break, grief or loss.
My wonderful mom has been ill for many years,
And all of us children have cried plenty of tears
Then one of the grown children became brain injured,
The child had many complications and heartaches.
This affected her children, her siblings and especially her mom,
The child realized that her loved ones needed a break I WAS TOO MUCH.
I don’t claim to know how thinly stretched they must have been,
But since I seemed to do almost all of the phone calling,
I think I know how to give my family a much needed rest.
I call only on occasion now and ask all about their their life.
I reply with tones of a smile and love and a sense of well being,
They hang up relieved and I no longer have to worry about them.
I also no longer wonder and worry if I did something to hurt them and forgot,
I am a TBI survivor and any of us can cause a lot of stress and worry.
I have a new motto, if family or friends don’t ask how I am doing, it is probably because they are afraid we are not well and they are already stressed to the max.