Asking For Help

Caregiving – long, hot, and tiring are often words that describe the day in/day out of the caregiver's life. Privilege, honor, and love are also words describing the same day in/day out of the caregiver.  Recently I have had the honor of assisting with several caregivers who have needed help themselves. All caregivers need to take care of themselves, in order to better care for their loved one.  Who can the caregiver call when help is needed?  Family, friends, church family…we all need to be sensitive and willing to help especially when asked!  We also need to be sensitive to needs even when the caregiver does not ask for help!  Sometimes just a quick visit, card, email or a small meal can be exactly the encouragement needed but there are also longer visits or multiple meals needed at times.  Personally, if you need help…I will be there in a heartbeat.  However, I find it very difficult to ask for help.  I am thankful for the caregivers who have set a good example for me by ‘asking for help’.
Key words: When the caregiver needs help.
Verse for the day: Galatians 6:9-10
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.