Caregiver You Are Not Alone: Beth’s Story

Be Careful What You Pray For

Being a caregiver is more difficult than one can imagine until it becomes the focus of your life. For many, it entails a commit of years and no matter how hard you try you are unable to alter the outcome.

During my years as a caregiver for my father-in-law, Rodger. I cried a lot. Sometimes I got angry, often I was weighed down with guilt. Many times I turned to prayer. Did I receive instant answers or did a miracle occur? No. But there were occasions when help appeared when I needed it most. What it took me along time to discover is that it’s very important to be specific in what you pray for. Many people pray for strength when what they really need is assistance. Others may pray for patience when they really need an answer now.

Beth doesn’t realize she is already as string as she will ever need to be and asking for added strength will only add to her burden.

Good Morning Caregivers

Some of you have had a very long night starting with sundowning in the early evening and continuing into the wee hours of the morning. I know you are tired and wondering how you can make it through another day. I wish I could be there to give you a break. I know you need it. As hard as it is to find the time in your busy day, please if even just for a moment, when the person in your care is finally napping, take a moment for yourself and take in a few deep breaths and know I am praying for you.

Lord I give you my burdens


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