Caregiving

Woman in church

Only a Matter of Time

Sunday morning I rouse my wife, Candy, to get ready for church. I have been up for a while, showe ...

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An open Bible

Waiting

Sometimes being a caregiver to my husband, Herb, who suffered from severe anxiety and depression, ...

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Beach from above

Not Okay

My daughter Danielle’s eyes were closed, but I knew she was awake. ...

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Clasped hands

Strength For the Moment

My father’s cousin Frances had a heart attack. A widow in her late 70s, Frances had no children ...

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Adult woman and senior mother

Generations of Comfort

“Grandma, you look tired. Is it time for a nap?” My ...

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Birds in flight at sunset

Unexpected Blessings

There was a missed call from my brother, Josh, right before I left my store to go visit my dad in ...

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A rainbow over a tree

A Simple Answer

I paced the hallway outside my mother’s hospital room. There were so many questions. Decisions ...

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Pumpkins, grapes and peppers

Contributions

Before her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, my wife, Candy, loved her life in the kitchen and her well-de ...

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Hands holding each other

Hands on Hips

“Mom stood in the doorway with her characteristic hands on hips…” I read these words in my ...

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Praying hands in the dark

Hold My Hand

The doctor’s face was grim as he stared at me over the counter in the cardio unit. “Stay here ...

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Woman helping senior woman on walker

Not a Dirty Word

Mom sat at the table trying to regain her strength. The walk from the living room had taken all h ...

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Couple smiling at a tablet

Sending Love Through Technology

“My dad says hi,” my husband, Jean-Claude, tells me as we’re cleaning up after dinner. “I ...

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A virtual holiday gathering

By Grace Alone

My best friend Debbie’s sons, Mark and David, are both severely disabled and live in separate a ...

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Woman looking upward towards the sky

In Her Defense

I patted my mother’s back. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to yell. Please don’t cry.” ...

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