On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

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That may not sound very romantic, but caregivers learn to enjoy every opportunity for a break, especially when traveling in a 400-square-foot box on wheels.

Blessings,

Linda

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Introverts

 

I don’t have much to add to this one, but I have a feeling there are a lot of writers out there nodding their heads and saying “Amen.”

Blessings,

Linda

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Garlic Drying

Garlic Drying

I’m moving a little more slowly than normal this week. Saturday, after a month or so off, I was back in the garden. My friend, the garlic king of our neighborhood, has been spurring all his gardener friends into action by passing out bulbs and reminding us that October is the time to plant garlic.

If you’ve followed my column for a while, you know that I’m and amateur gardeder and that I have a running battle with the gophers in my yard over my garlic crop. Two years ago, I started with twenty plants, and I lost a quarter of them to the little critter. Last year, I think he invited all his relatives to move in with him. I planted fifty bulbs and lost over half of them. This year, Dirk wanted to be sure there would be plenty of the tasty treat for both my cooking needs and for the snacking pleasure of my resident rodents. He gave me a large ice cream bucket full of planting bulbs. Read the rest of this entry »

Be There

When I first began to write, I did it strictly for myself–as a way to vent my frustrations as a caregiver and to maintain my own sanity. Then, when I began to share what I had written, the feedback I received told me that other caregivers found comfort and sometimes inspiration in reading about my experiences. Caregiving is extremely difficult, but the Apostle Paul says we can comfort other with the comfort we receive from God. When things are hard, remember what and who helped you survive, what helped and what didn’t, what comforted and what didn’t. Then, when you have passed through the storm and come out on the other side, you can use what you’ve learned to help those who are still struggling. It is a way to help give meaning to the battle your loved one has endured.

Blessings,

Linda

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Reminders

Some youngster thought he was being cute! However, the older I get, the more sticky notes I use and the more reminders I write on the magnetic white board that is on the refrigerator door–just in case!

Blessings,

Linda

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God is our helper

What a perfect description of most caregivers–needy, poor, and without a helper. And what a promise–that He delivers us when we call on Him. May you find the helper you need today.

Blessings,

Linda

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Drifting Away

Blessings,

Linda

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