Thinking Out Loud

November 30, 2012

I Got Nuthin’

Filed under: blogging, family — paulthinkingoutloud @ 9:54 am

Sandwich GenerationDear Readers,

I rarely miss a day here, but today I am finding myself mentally exhausted. The effects of being caught in the sandwich generation — usually defined as having to care for both children and aging parents — is sometimes more than I can bear. I think it’s taking its toll on my mental health. Plus I’m also caught sandwiched between family issues and work issues; the business stress of having to close our other location and not having anyone who can help us with the packing up of stock, the storing of unsold inventory, and the ripping apart and liquidating of store fixtures; not to mention the personal sadness that it’s over.

So keep me and our family in your prayers.



  1. Paul…when one part of the body suffers, we all suffer. I wish I were there to help you physically but know that I am praying. Thank you for all you do, all the interesting thoughts that often carry through my day and make it in to my prayers and personal devotions.

    Comment by Cynthia Clarke — November 30, 2012 @ 11:55 am

  2. I’m praying for you and yours, Paul. I appreciate all the time and thought you put into blogging, and I’m sure you’re even more of a blessing to people who know you in real life. I hope someone will be able to step alongside you to help carry the burdens.

    Comment by Meg Moseley — November 30, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

  3. i don’t tell you enough, paul, but i am extremely grateful for your consistent perseverance…even on weekends! you are a blessing (and i trust its lower case nature does not undermine the sincerity of my sentment).

    Comment by randy morgan — November 30, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

  4. Cynthia, Meg and lower-case randy: Thanks for your encouragement and prayers. While I don’t think I’m presently experiencing either, I have more empathy for people whose circumstances plunge them into either mid-life crisis, depression, or both.

    Spent a low-key day today reading, relaxing and not leaving the house!

    Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — November 30, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

  5. Praying for you.

    Comment by dottieparish — December 1, 2012 @ 10:31 am

  6. Feeling your pain and praying for you and all connected.
    The eternal God is your Refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27

    Comment by meetingintheclouds — December 3, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

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