This is a sponsored post with Global Influence. All opinions are my own.
Not many people would know but when my husband and I first got married, my husband was the caretaker of his parents. So when we both got married, we ended up living in the same house as his parents. It made is easier for my husband to keep a watch on his parents. But I have to say, it was very different from anything I had ever experienced. From filling medicines and picking them up, going to doctor's appointments and even having to call 911, I was thrown into the world of being a caregiver.
Not many newlyweds can say that they were in the same position as us but after a while, I ended up really falling in love with my husband's parents and I loved taking care of them everyday. But after a few years, it was evident that they needed more than what we could give, especially after Mary was born.
The biggest sign was when I woke up one morning and my husband was already at work. He used to be at work at 5am and I wouldn't get up until about 8. When I got up out of bed, I heard my husband's mother making very strange sounds so I immediately went into her room. When I started asking her if she was alright, she wasn't responding except in strange sounds. After a few minutes of not being able to communicate with her, I eventually called 911. She was immediately transported to our local hospital and then airlifted to another hospital when it was deemed she was having a stroke.
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