A Prayer for the Caregiver
November is National Family Caregivers Month
Unknown and often unnoticed, you are a hero nonetheless.
For your love, sacrificial, is God at his best.
You walk by faith in the darkness of the great unknown,
And your courage, even in weakness, gives life to your beloved.
You hold shaking hands and provide the ultimate care:
Your presence, the knowing, that you are simply there.
You rise to face the giants of disease and despair,
It is your finest hour, though you may be unaware.
You are resilient, amazing, and beauty unexcelled.
You are the caregiver and you have done well!
*This poem first appeared in Today’s Caregiver in 2007, but has been reprinted hundreds of times. So, please share it or forward it. Just give me credit, fair enough?
Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.
-St. Francis de Sales