Tomorrow on August 24th it will be my birthday. I am thankful for my Lord being with me and being faithful to me these 73 years in the valleys, mountaintop experiences, and in the in between times in my life.
I am reminded of another thing which happened six years ago in August. On that day my local newspaper published a story about my years as a caregiver for my first husband, Wayne. That article talked about the struggles I experienced as a caregiver, but it also talked about how my faith helped me through that time in my life. Finally, the newspaper article talked about my book to encourage family caregivers. Here is the link to that newspaper article that was published six years ago: http://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/local/2014/08/26/caregiver/14628253/
I probably posted a link to that newspaper story six years ago when it was just published, but I thought it was worth giving you the link to it again. It gives a good rendering of my story (or rather the Lord's story) and portrays my passion to encourage family caregivers.
If you have not ordered my book, Dear Caregiver Reflections for Family Caregivers, yet, you might want to consider ordering it for yourself or for someone you love. It contains over 100 short chapters or meditations to encourage family caregivers. My story is intertwined in the chapters as well. Here is the link to the Amazon order page for my book: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Caregiver-Sharon-Vander-Waal/dp/1629524263/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1470784479&sr=1-1
It is also available elsewhere online as well. Finally, you can get it directly from me by e-mailing me at email@example.com for specifics.
I know the challenges of family care-giving, dear caregiver, and I care about you. Thank you for all that you do for your loved one!