Right now, it’s hard.
My grandma has been in the hospital for almost three weeks. She had a heart valve replacement surgery 9 days ago, and we almost lost her. Since then, it’s been a battle. To say the least.
My mom, grandmother and I are very close. Luckily the hospital is nearby, so I’m able to spend a couple hours there after work. My mom has been at her bedside for 8+ hours a day.
We’re stressed, and family dynamics are making an already difficult situation harder. My mom is also taking care of my elderly grandfather who needs constant attention, not to mention being there for my sisters (15, 17).
Unfortunately, the rest of your life doesn’t stop to relieve the pressure. I still have deadlines to make, dinners to cook, a husband to love, workouts to do. I’m struggling to find balance—both in time and emotions. But it’s really fucking hard.