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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Your Dying Spouse 429 - Caregiving's Release {#adventphoto2017}

When the angel gave Mary her future, she had a lot of adjustments to make.

She didn't expect to be with child before marriage, for a start...a terribly had burden in the society of the day (and not much easier now).

She would have expected the life of a woman of the time, running the household of her husband Joseph, gaining respect from the other wives through the passing years.

And as the Mother of The Incarnate God, now she had to release all of that into the great mystery that held her.

She would always be singular, never one of the gang.

And that is what caregiving is like, because, like Mary, the caregiver holds life in her hands.

Music from Josh Groban, with What Child Is This.

Today's keyword for Advent-Photo-A-Day is release.

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
December 16 - A Caregiver's Open Arms

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  1. I guess all mothers are caregivers, but it's easier knowing your baby will grow up than knowing someone you love will die. Mary sure had a difficult job.

    1. She sure did, Jan. I can't remotely imagine.