November is National Family Caregivers Month. If you are reading this post you are most likely a family caregiver. As my faithful readers know I was a caregiver for my husband for four and a half years. In honor of National Family Caregiver’s Month you will find a “Prayer for the Caregiver” poem below. During my caregiving days this poem was given to me. I now share it with you, dear caregiver. May it be a blessing to you, as it was to me. I have posted this poem here before on my Christian Caregiving blog site. I hope this poem will prove a blessing to you, as you read it again. God bless you as you do this work which God has assigned you, dear caregiver!
Prayer for the Caregiver
by Bruce McIntyre
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 giant 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!