It’s not always easy being the caregiver.
You may be the primary caregiver, or just an occasional caregiver for someone.
When that person is someone you love, it can be rewarding and difficult. It may even seem like it’s both at the same time. And it can be!
It can be hard sometimes to always be pleasant when the one you’re caring for is hurting and can’t let you know how much you mean to them.
Here’s a poem that shows how important elder care is . . .and how patient caregivers of the elderly are.
I’m reprinting it here because I thought you’d like it too. . .
Beatitudes for Friends of the Aged
By Esther Mary Walker
Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and palsied hand.
Blessed are they who know that my ears today
Must strain to catch the things they say.
Blessed are they who seem to know
That my eyes are dim and my wits are slow.
Blessed are they who looked away
When coffee spilled at table today.
Blessed are they with a cheery smile
Who stopped to chat for a little while.
Blessed are they who never say,
“You’ve told that story twice today.”
Blessed are they who know the ways
To bring back memories of yesterdays.
Blessed are they who make it known
That I’m loved, respected, and not alone.
Blessed are they who know I’m at a loss
To find the strength to carry the Cross.
Blessed are they who ease the days
On my journey home in loving ways.
May you have a safe caregiving journey . . .good health . . .and happiness,
Caregiving With Purpose
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Elder care: How blessed are the caregivers?