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    Rickster

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    Burned out

    Post  Rickster on May 29th 2014, 5:45 pm

    As I've mentioned for the past 3 years I've been taking care of my grandma full time and it was great at first mostly due to the part that I would get time off once a week to do what ever I want. But my days off are far and few between and I have know life outside of the house. I can't go to the movies as much I as I use to, I have no friends that I can hang out with and no free time to go out and make friends. the only real time off I get is when I have a race and the next one I'm signed up for isn't until the end of August.
    To add to that my mom is really sick, her body her body is literally eating its away and if the doctors can't stop it, it's going to kill her.
    Because of all of this I've been burned out and a couple of weeks ago I had a short mental breakdown. I honestly don't know how much longer I can do this. I know I'm not suppose to be selfish but I really don't feel like I can go on much longer.
    If you guys can please pray for me, this stress and for wisdom as I try do decide if I want to continue taking care of my grandma full time or not and what are my options if I decide not too.
    And that my mom gets better

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    Re: Burned out

    Post  WhiteBoy on May 29th 2014, 8:09 pm

    Praying for you, Rickster! I can relate because my wife has gotten to that point before. A recent sermon of ours may be of encouragement to you.

    Psalm 4:1 wrote:Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
       You have given me relief when I was in distress.
       Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! -- Psalm 4:1


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    Re: Burned out

    Post  Paeter on May 30th 2014, 4:25 pm

    Could be that someone else can more effectively care for your grandma (after all, if you're breaking down you won't be as helpful to her anyway), or it could be that Jesus is about to respond to trust in him and give you a boost of grace to enable you to continue. Will absolutely pray for your relief and discernment as you sort through those things and what God is doing in them, and also for your Mom's health and comfort.


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    Re: Burned out

    Post  mindspike on May 30th 2014, 10:32 pm

    Praying for you, man.


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    Re: Burned out

    Post  Drew.Rub on June 16th 2014, 4:35 pm

    Sending up prayers, vod (brother).

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