The plight of a caregiver can be lonely. Caregivers will make many adjustments in life in order to care for their loved one. Unless someone has experienced the role of a caregiver it will be difficult for them to understand the challenges that caregivers face.
I wanted to write this book simply to say you are not alone in your caregiver’s journey. I understand what you are experiencing. You have earned the right to complain every now and then. The commitment you have made to care for your loved one is monumental. You will have good days and not so good days but I want to encourage you to stay the course.
Tap into the community resources that are available to caregivers. Accept the support of family and friends. Whether it is to provide a meal, an offer to sit with your loved one or just a quick visit. Remember God has placed people in your life that can be there to support you as you take this journey.
My mother use to tell me that “God would not put more on you than you can bear.” Once I became caregiver for my husband, I understood what she was saying. God will place people around you who can assist you in bearing the load. I am thankful for the good people in my life that are there to assist, encourage and support me during this season of my life.
Dr. Evelyn Johnson-Taylor