It has been an unusually long cold winter. March is here and there are still snow storms in many places. There are “storms” along the caregiving journey. The question is how do we handle the storms? My father periodically would ask me, “Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?” I was not doing anything different in his care, but my tone of voice was wrong. Our body language and our voice tones send huge messages to our loved ones. Let’s be more aware and seek to show Christ-like love no matter the circumstance. Playing Christian hymns on the radio or CD/iPod/mp3 player can encourage both the one being cared for as well as the caregiver. Prayer and daily Bible reading are a must as well.
Don’t let your home be as cold inside as it is outside. Warm your house with the joy of the Lord and count it a privilege to care for your loved one as unto the Lord.
Psalm 29:11,”The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace."