As I sat by my husband’s hospital bed the other night, I was able to put the finishing touches on my manuscript about my journey as a caregiver. I started typing at 11:00 PM and finished at 5:30 AM. I have really enjoyed writing this book, and I hope you will enjoy reading it. Writing has always been somewhat therapeutic for me and writing this manuscript was not disappointing.
I was not sure if the timing was right for me to write this book. Writing while I was still in the midst of care giving did not seem beneficial. However, the longer I thought about it the more I came to believe that now was the time. Quite often when something has ended our brain only recalls the pleasant parts. I wanted this book to be authentic and personable.
Caring for a loved one is a difficult but necessary process. In my book I share some of the challenges that I have faced over the past eight years. It is my desire for the reader to be encouraged and empowered. Caregivers must remember to take care of themselves. In the book I share what has been helpful for me. Many caregivers have gone before me and many will come after yet each one’s journey is unique.
I will keep you posted with updates regarding my book.
Dr. Evelyn Johnson-Taylor