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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Your Dying Spouse 426 - A Caregiver's Open Arms {#adventphoto2017}

When the angel let Joseph and Mary know what was ahead of them, they couldn't know the specifics. They had to accept the whole package, sight unseen.

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 4 - A Caregiving Home
December 6 - A Caregiver's Vision
December 8 - A Caregiver's Renewal
December 12 - A Table In The Presence
December 14 - Into The Mystery

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!

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I have another blog, "Starting The Day With Grace". The focus is a grace quote from someone you might not expect (like, say Mick Jagger) and a short commentary. I hope you'll join me.

Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.


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