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Jo C.
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 1:16 PM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 12157


I had been reading a fiction book written by Anne Perry, set in Great Britain sometime in the 1800's; I think that the author has had personal experience in caregiving and losing a Loved One. Here is the excerpt which I found very apt:

"A strange peace had settled over the house . . . it was the kind of relief death brings when the illness has been ongoing and filled with pain. The bereavement is there, the sense of loneliness and loss; but it is momentarily dulled by sheer exhaustion.

For a little while all one can feel is that at last one can sleep without fear, without the gnawing anxiety and the guilt if even for a moment one relaxes and forgets to be watchful and afraid . . . "

J.