An excerpt from Heart of a Caregiver by Paula J. Fox
Most of us at some point in our lives experience what it’s like to be a Caregiver for a limited time. Caring for a small child or a family member who is either sick or is recovering from an accident or surgery, or helping with the care of an aging or disabled loved one. During such times we begin to understand the physical demands and emotional strain related to the constant CARE of another individual.
It helps us gain valuable insight into the level of patience, compassion and dedication required from the special people who make the choice to commit their lives in service to those who are hurting, to those who need comfort and encouragement and to those who need compassionate loving care 24/7.
This book is written as a tribute to those who have made the choice to serve others and to be a “healing presence” in our world. Caregivers are…the professionals in the healthcare field…the nurses, CNAs, and other personnel in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice care, etc., as well as the multitude of husbands, wives, adult children and others who find themselves in a position of CARING for loved ones in their homes.
The hours are long and exhausting. The work is hard and never-ending…and there is personal pain and sacrifice involved in CARING. This is where true Heroes are found.
There is nothing to compare with the Beauty and Significance of this HEART that gives so unselfishly in service to others.
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