I am excited to announce the launch of my new book DEAR CAREGIVER subtitled Reflections for Family Caregivers! Most of the book comes from my blog posts here at this blog site-sometimes in a slightly edited version.
Click on the link below the picture of my book on the right hand side of this page, and it should bring you right to the Xulon order page for my book! You also can phone your order into Xylon at 866-909-Book (2665) during regular business hours. If you prefer you can also go to Amazon.com and find my book there a few dollars cheaper. There is also an E-book addition at Amazon.
If you decide to order a copy of my book, it would encourage me greatly if you would send me a message telling me that you did so at my email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org You can also leave a comment or two here at the bottom of the blog post.
I will end with the words found on the back cover of the book:
Family care-giving for a loved one with a serious illness is a very noble and important role. It is also often a challenging and emotionally and physically draining endeavor. DEAR CAREGIVER is a book written to encourage caregivers in this all consuming but vital ministry for which many caregivers feel ill equipped. This book points to the Lord as the caregiver's source of strength. The book further seeks to provide practical and spiritual encouragement to family caregivers who have lovingly taken on a role which they did not anticipate or perhaps desire.
The author is a mother and grandmother, and she was married to her husband, Wayne, for over thirty-nine years. In 2006 Wayne was diagnosed with a serious neurological disease. The author was Wayne's caregiver for four and a half years until his death in early 2011. She knows the heartache and physical and emotional stress of being a caregiver for a loved one. Hence, her passion is to encourage family caregivers in their struggles.
The book starts with a brief synopsis of the author's personal care-giving story followed by over one hundred brief meditations written to encourage current caregivers. The author seeks to stay connected to her readers by relevant examples from her own care-giving experiences in order to drive home messages in the text and to enable the readers to persevere in the challenges of family care-giving. It is the author's desire to facilitate this goal through her willingness to be vulnerable and honest about the feelings and emotions she experienced as a caregiver for her husband. She explores both the blessings and challenges of care-giving and the blessing of drawing closer to the Lord through the experience.