Caregivers: Burdened and blessed, and how to move on (Part 1)

About ten years ago, Cynthia took on an important role for her mother, Edith: that of caregiver.  At that time, Cynthia started to care for Edith, (who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease), personally, financially, emotionally, and spiritually.  Edith was such a supportive mother for Cynthia; Cynthia is now doing the same for her. As Cynthia’sContinue reading “Caregivers: Burdened and blessed, and how to move on (Part 1)”

Mother’s day: a time of celebration and grief

I started perspiring as someone asked me the question a second time: “Why did you only have six caregivers?” Such was one of many questions asked of me when I had to defend my dissertation in front of my seminary’s Doctor of Ministry committee. My dissertation had been on caregivers and spiritual formation; the committeeContinue reading “Mother’s day: a time of celebration and grief”