March Madness, 2017

Basketball March Madness is upon us. March madness may be upon us in our caregiving situations.  In the myriad of appointments, meeting physical needs and general household chores it is easy to become self-centered, develop a martyr complex or the "Woe is ME" syndrome.  As a long-term caregiver, it is easy to fall into the "self" trap.  We need to dwell in the "God" trap.

It is a privilege to care for someone you love, but what if they are "unlovable"?  What if everything you do is wrong in your loved ones eyes?  What if you are seen as interfering rather than someone wanting the best for your loved one?

This is when we stop being "self-absorbed" and become "God-absorbed". We continue to care for our loved ones as though directly serving God.  What an awesome privilege to serve God while doing the unpleasant tasks of a caregiver!  The verse below is a great verse to meditate on this month.  Share below any other verses that come to mind and have helped you on your caregiving journey.

Psalm 73:25-26, "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever."