Don’t Go It Alone

I do a few studies every morning, and it amazes me how many times they are all on the same topic even though they are by different authors, sometimes written decades apart. It also surprises me that they often speak to the concerns of my soul. You may be like me,...

Finding Self in Caregiving

I was a caregiver for my husband almost 10 years ago, but the feelings I had are just under the surface of my emotional being. This past summer my husband (I remarried) had a horrible sciatic nerve pinch, and he was on his back for four straight weeks with lots of...

Rethinking Expectations

I went to a lovely wedding this weekend. The weather was rainy while we sat waiting for the wedding to start and was still sprinkling as the bridesmaids and groomsmen walked down the garden trail to the wedding pergola in the beautiful setting of a garden and pond....

Family Is Our Friend

Caregiving is like running a marathon only you may not have any idea where the end is, and you don’t get to wear cute little outfits, and there are not a crowd of people cheering you to the finish. Many times, not even family is there to help out when needed. Runners...

Resistance

I mentioned in my last caregiving blog post that I felt off guard when my husband had sciatic nerve pain. I had plans, and now they needed to be pushed aside to care for the urgent. Memories of caregiving in the past flooded my thoughts, and I became resistant to my...