Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Eleven

As most know who are reading this, I’m writing the first draft of a book with the working title, “Hope for the Caregiver” as a weekly blog post. I’m sharing my experience and lessons learned from my ten-year journey of being the caregiver for my parents and my wife. All three are now deceased. The… Continue reading Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Eleven

Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Ten

God Has Our Days Numbered We need to remember God has our days numbered. God is in control.  My Story The day I originally wrote today’s thought was on Monday evening June 19, 2017.  It was three days before my father’s ninetieth birthday. My wife, grown children, and I all had a day of vacation scheduled… Continue reading Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Ten

Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Nine

It’s Scary A typical feeling for one faced with caring for a person with a chronic illness is fear. The unknown and uncertainty of what you will encounter will scare you. It’s scary. If the loved one you are caring for is facing cancer, the very word cancer often has death or at least its… Continue reading Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Nine

Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Seven

Extending Life Tafinlar and Mekinist were Miss Benita’s chemotherapy prescription medications. The prescriptions are used for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic Melanoma with BRAF V600E or V600K mutations. These were the mutations of Melanoma she had. Sadly, I know more about Melanoma than I ever wanted to know. Metastatic Melanoma with BRAF V600E or… Continue reading Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Seven

Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Six

It’s Scary Facing a chronic illness is a scary daily challenge for the person with the disease as well as the family and the caregiver. Through Jesus Christ, we can be strong and courageous. How can we do this? We cannot do this by ourselves in our own strength. We are only able to do… Continue reading Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Six

Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Two

Thank you for reading. Here’s the next chapter! Are you coming in new? Start with Chapter One. Chapter Two It’s Okay To Cry Learning to accept tears and crying as normal is part of the process of caring for a person with a chronic illness. When we care about, and for someone, it is normal… Continue reading Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter Two

Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter One

Chapter One It’s Okay To Be Afraid Learning to accept the fear of the unknown and fear of the journey you are on is part of the process of caring for a person with a chronic illness. You also need to learn to embrace the hope for the caregiver that’s available through Jesus Christ. My… Continue reading Hope for the Caregiver – Chapter One