Hope and Inspiration

Caregiven Judy Spence

This Caregiver Helped Her Husband Continue His Photography Following a Stroke

Judy Spence found that a sense of gratitude anad helping her husband continue to pursue photography after he suffered a stroke made all the difference.

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Coping Strategies

Early each day, I see the familiar flashing lights of our neighbor James’s bicycle from our fro ...

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Joyful choir

Relearning How to Live Life to the Fullest

The oncologist told my mother-in-law she should stay home during chemo because her immunity was l ...

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Two female friends

A Friend in Deed

After a month of taking my mother-in-law to her physical therapy sessions, I had settled into the ...

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Finding the Best Ways to Help

When I received an e-mail from the director at Mom’s assisted-living facility, my heart rate do ...

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A Cheerful Heart

I think it’s OK to laugh when Mom, who has Alzheimer’s, inadvertently says something funny. T ...

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Adult son and senior father walking outside

Unconditional Love

My father-in-law, Jack, was a man of few words. My husband, Mike, never knew where he stood with ...

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Wordless Prayers

It had been a rough day. Within weeks, two of my children had been diagnosed with separate chroni ...

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A New Family

Mary left her college teaching career in another state to take care of her elderly mother. As an ...

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Lynn Rufing; photo by Mary Ann Carter

She Gave a Vietnam Vet the Love He Needed in His Final Days

She thought that she had failed the formerly homeless veteran in her role as a caregiver, but she soon realized her loving care was enough.

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Keeping Things in Perspective

I walked out of my mother-in-law’s house, climbed into my car and slammed the door shut. ...

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Woman in a forest

Your Oxygen Mask

Admitting one has needs—is needy—may be the most difficult part of ...

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Sunrise at the beach

The Armor of Light

A pastor who was caring for his wife shared with me how his wife responded when the doctor told h ...

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Senior woman smiling

The Inside Stays Beautiful

My mother was a strikingly beautiful Norwegian blonde, always meticulous in her appearance. When ...

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Senior friends laughing

Friends of a Feather

Since my grandmother’s death, my mom and I had worried about my grandfather. He cared for my gr ...

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Praying hands in the dark

We Are in This Together

“I’ll be right here next to you,” my husband says and points to a chair at the head of the ...

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