I think that's a bit like what a caregiver has to do...you don't know the exact road, but you may be tempted to think you do, that it'll be a literal trail of tears.
And that may not be completely true. You may find some unexpected joys...like the go-getter who, on contracting a fatal illness, discovers the joy of the mellow life, one that doesn't need a hard and shining goal. The cell phone constantly at the ear may be replaced by an ear open to conversation.
An ear open to you.
Open your arms, dear caregiver, and give the future a chance.
Music is from Creed, with With Arms Wide Open.
Today's keyword for Advent-Photo-A-Day is open.
Previous posts in this series are
December 3 - The Meaning Of Christmas
December 4 - A Caregiving Home
December 5 - Caregiver, Please Wait For Me
December 6 - A Caregiver's Vision
December 7 - A Caregiver's Magnificat
December 8 - A Caregiver's Renewal
December 9 - Caregiver, What Is Justice?
December 10 - Caregiver, Find A Moment's Peace
December 11 - A Caregiver Needs Moments Of Silence
December 12 - A Table In The Presence
December 13 - Caregiver, You Belong To God
December 14 - Into The Mystery
December 15 - A Caregiver's Whole Heart
Please pardon my slow response to comments. I'm doing my best, and your comments are really precious to me.
I'm really not doing well at all.
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback in a few days!
Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.
Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
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Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.