Is it just me? Or do others experience this?
Most mornings I am woken up by Mom calling me for assistance for either she or my Dad. But there are a few mornings when I wake up on my own.
I pass the room they are in on my way to the bathroom. Naturally, I peek at them quickly to see if they are asleep or stirring (praying for the first!).
On my way back to my room, I’ll peek in again to double check that all is well. Sometimes they are so still that it actually startles me, so I’ll sneak in closer to check if each are breathing, holding my own breath while doing so.
Sadly, it’s not outside the realm of reality that one of them might not be….
….which I’m not sure that I’m really ready for. As their Daughter or their Caregiver.