Meditation 3.26.19 - A Pen and Ink Tangle
Today I read an article in the Washington Post about Abigail Maslin, who, after her husband was attacked with a baseball bat and left nearly dead, stepped up to be the primary caregiver (and breadwinner) for her family, having to act as a single parent, provide direct care support for a spouse, and maintained a full time job to pay for it all.
She is exhausted and really she isn't the only one. There are so many spouses in this position, where one half of a partnership, for whatever reason, loses the ability to contribute their 50%, sometimes permanently. These spouses deserve a special salute.
Our society focuses so much on the survivors, their struggles and their strengths, but little is said about the spouses that loved their spouse enough to support them through a life-altering trauma, knowing that they themselves will also be damaged in the process.
I think we need to draw more awareness to these amazing people.