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Caregiver's Road

Beneath a heavy weight I labored,
misunderstood by those I love and serve,
illness raging, family demanding,
expending soul and physical reserve.
Like a thin smoke quickly dissipating,
spirit tenuous, weak upon the road,
on the precipice of breakdown trembling
feeling endurance and harmony erode.

Along a peaceful stretch of sand walking,
listening to pounding surf, the birds,
tasting the invigorating sea air,
hearing in my heart God's voice, His words,
inviting nature in to permeate
my being, soothing the aching pain . . .
spirit at rest, on God's glory feeding,
I can go home, begin my work again.

August 1. 2014



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  1. Date: 8/1/2014 6:54:00 PM

    A very reassuring write (especially the last para) for those of us who are caretakers. I'm a caretaker for my wonderful wife of 62 years, Vera, who has health issues, but I took that oath "in sickness and in health" very seriously. I know if the situation were reversed that she would take care of me - bob h
  1. Date: 8/1/2014 11:43:00 AM

    Fabulous write Faye which I can fully relate to I too am a care giver to my elderly parents and to be able to have some quality time it really does recharge your batteries:-) Hugs Jan xxx