By Carla Moore
Motherhood and caregiving are not the same thing.
You won’t convince me otherwise.
Yes, we are caregivers because we are mothers but the roles are not the same.
Not even close.
But they need to co-exist.
Being a good caregiver, one who puts their heart and soul and devotion into their child’s medical needs depends on the love and strength of a mother.
Being a mother is what keeps you going through the hardest days and pushes you through the sleepless nights.
A mothers love for their child makes sleeping in an emergency room make sense, and when the caregiving responsibilities feel too heavy, a mother’s strength can manage to make them feel weightless.
Being a mom and a caregiver are not the same.
But I couldn’t be one without the other.
Republished with permission Payton’s Path