About those who rock…
We Rock… They Roll… was created by two caregivers; Erin and Tara. When we introduce ourselves, we feel like we’re at an AA meeting. Hello, my name is _____ and I am a caregiver.
I am the quad’s wife. Yes, I call my husband “the quad.” My hubby doesn’t want me to use his name and because of his wishes, I don’t use his name nor do I use our daughter’s. So, I refer to them as ‘the quad’ and ‘the kid.’ Although he said he prefers Super Quad.
I am the loudest on this site. I am sarcastic. I love to laugh. I also love to make others laugh. I do not take things seriously. unless I have to and that’s usually only once in a while… I have dealt with some serious, SERIOUS things in my life and because of it, I’ve realized that everything else is a piece of cake.
I dance in the kitchen. I sing at the top of my lungs. I laugh for no good reason other than to laugh. I stop and actually smell the roses and other flowers. We have ice cream for dinner.
I am a wife. I am a mom. I am a caregiver.
Tara is also the wife of a quadriplegic. They also have a daughter. She wasn’t born yet when her husband was injured. Almost… but not quite… She is my soul mate in the quadriplegic caregiver world…
She is a wife. She is a mom. She is a caregiver.
About our blog….
As caregivers, we feel that our voices need to be heard. We are important! Although everyone can see our loved one”s disability or illness or affliction, no one can really see the effect it may (and does) have upon us. Caregivers suffer almost as much from the mental, emotional and physical stress and strain as the person going through it.
We know how hard it is to speak up and admit that, as a caregiver, it’s hard and that you need help. Which is why we’re here! We’re here to offer help without you having to ask. We hope that this site starts getting others thinking and questioning and opening up about their journeys and struggles.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns. You are not alone! Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.