Putting Life and Caregiving in perspective
Caregivers, your comments have made such a tremendous difference in the lives of others! I receive emails about how your words have impacted other caregivers.
There are specific comments that people tell me helped them put their parenting/ caregiving in perspective.
If you do not think your thoughts and your words matter, they do! You are not alone in your emotions and feelings. Many other caregivers are on the same roller coaster you are. Thank you for helping people like yourself by reaching out with your comments.
Resources to help with caregiving:
If you are feeling frustrated or alone in caregiving, consider checking out some of these fabulous books written about caregiving:
- This first story is one many people are familiar with. In 1982 Ken Tada married Joni Eareckson, a wheelchair bound quadriplegic. If you are unfamiliar with Joni’s other books, this is a fabulous place to start as a caregiver. Ken and Joni’s book is titled “An Untold Lovestory”.
2. The next recommendation is a story by a woman who I know is the real deal. Laura Story handled her young husband’s brain tumor and subsequent physical and personal struggles with finesse. They are still walking through this journey. Look up Laura’s book, “When God Doesn’t Fix It” at your local bookstore.
3. Our third non-fiction book recommendation is about Larissa Murphy who married the man she was engaged to even after a car accident left him permanently disabled. Her book “eight twenty eight” may be purchased at your local bookstore.
4. Next is a book that was recommended to me by a reader of this blog. She emailed me today to contribute this book idea. I have not read “Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The Love Languages of Alzheimer’s Disease”, but we are all familiar with one of the authors (Gary Chapman) and it is a perfect book for caregivers of someone with Dementia.
The person who sent this resource to me says the book describes how to “cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss”. Order Gary’s book at your local bookstore or check out ChristianBook.com for their deals.
5. Our last book, like all the books above is a true to life story about caregiving. This was written by Katherine and Jay Wolf about her post-stroke struggles at the young age of 26 and his love in taking care of her. To order “Hope Heals”, check out your local bookstore or try https://www.christianbook.com/
What are your recommendations?
I hope these books encourage you as much as they did me. If you have any resources you would like to recommend, please let me know in the comments section of the “gifts” post which may be accessed by clicking here.
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