While spending the morning at physical therapy for my senior mom, I was thinking about the various elder caregiving blogs I've enjoyed over the past week for the Caregiving Holiday Progressive Blog Party. My senior mom is doing quite well over all but previous experience with my dad and other relatives, along with various family stories I've been reading, are a definite reminder that it may not always be so easy. She and I both find great encouragement, though, through God's comforting Bible verses like
Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am He, I am He who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
During this Christmas season, as we reflect on the birthday of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we are blessed to know that we truly can trust in the wonderful promises of God in the Bible. And what a joy to pass those promises on to our children and our grandchildren! A wonderful Christmas gift, indeed!
For more words of encouragement for all of us caring for elderly parents while often enjoying or helping with grandkids…
P.S. Don't forget about the Caregiving Holiday Progressive Blog Party and all its fun giveaways, both here at SandwichINK (just leave a comment on any post between now and December 12, 2010 to be entered here ) AND at Caregiving.com! A fun way to meet other caregivers of all kinds, encourage each other, and share the joy of Christmas without ever going out in the cold! And if you aren't a caregiver? We'd love to have you come as well! Merry Christmas!
P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.