Being a Care Giver, Has its Good and Bad Moments

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I just announced to my family at our Thanksgiving Day dinner about my b00k, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” winning a national award. It was named as a finalist at the Reader’s Favorite Awards.

They sent me stickers to put on my books. This well result in an increase in sales, and another talking point in my signings.

This was accomplished through hard work, and taking the time to enter the different award shows. Don’t ever think it won’t happen to you. Just do it!


Being a Care giving has its bad and good moments. Today was a bad (actuallly good) moment with my mom. She had been showing signs of clearing out a bladder infection, and they had finally decided that they could do a test on her next  BM. They suspect she has another virus condition that is highly contagious, and they need to control it with the proper medication.

Well, I was with her in the dining room helping her eat, when she said, “I need to go to the bathroom.”  When she says that it usually means we are too late.

That is exactly what it meant. When I got her back to her room and into the bathroom, she had a huge accident (BM) all over the floor, my right arm, and all over her cloths.

Why am I telling you this very unpleasant story? It is because they have been waiting a month for the right BM, and this was it. They got the culture they needed, and the clean up didn’t take that long. This brings a new meaning to the phrase, “God works in mysterious ways.”

Folks, That is what care giving is all about. It isn’t for the faint of heart.

I praise anyone who is a care giver for a loved one. It has its rewards, but there are also times when it can be hard, and down right depressing.

I love my mother and I believe that since she cared for me 24/7 when I was little, it is the least I can do for her now.

You can see the hurt in her eyes when something like this happens, but we all know that it isn’t her fault, and we show her even more love while she is going through it.

Caring for your parents, spouse, or children,  can be heart breaking, but believe me they love you for doing it much more than you will ever know.

I am considering writing a book on care giving and its problems. Do you think there is a need for one?


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!



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