Who Are You?
Who is a caregiver? The stressed out mom who stays home while her husband works, the single woman who is trying to look after her aging parents, the person who is trying desperately to get their sibling to sober up, the parent caring for a dying child, the elderly individual who is taking care of a spouse, the human who has a big heart for animals and has adopted many pets, the teacher, the person who has a chronic illness and is trying to care for self, the child care worker, the fireman, the hospital or healthcare employee, the soldier, and the list goes on…
After working with caregivers for over 15 years, I have noticed several similarities in extremely diverse caregivers- stress, fatigue, loneliness, loss, and a need to be heard. You are not alone! This is the place for you.
Caregiving will affect everyone, regardless of race, socioeconomic background, location, or education level. You are either a caregiver yourself (as most people will be at some point in their lives) or you know a caregiver.
Caregiving is not the stereotypical story of a lonely spouse doing everything for the person they pledged “in sickness and in health” to. This site is for all caregivers, to give you a place to share, gather ideas, find some hope, gain strength, and know that you are not alone.
After nearly a decade of being asked to start a blog, I have amassed an extensive mental library of tips, tools, positive sayings, and an occasional joke. In many cases caregiving is no laughing matter. Not only is caregiving a thankless job, but in some instances it is a dire responsibility. Parents watching children die, spouses slowly losing the love of their life to a deadly disease, and military personnel with PTSD are no laughing matter.
We are not here to make light of, or mock, one another. We are a community who can share, be encouraged, learn from, and uplift one another. With helpful tips and Biblical motivations, this site is designed to bring hope amidst challenging situations.
We are not therapy, a quick fix, a place to judge people, or rescue others. Instead, we exist to respect individuals as caregivers and encourage community among others who share similar concerns.
If you are curious as to the name of the blog, click here. In the meantime, please consider reaching out to the community on this blog. You will discover many people who have similar life circumstances and emotions as you.
Are you trying to better care for yourself? Is there someone else you are trying to care for? We would love to hear some of your story. Use the comment sections on each post and subscribe to our mailing list. Thank you for joining us. We are so glad you are here.