This Friday is National Caregivers Day.
This should be the biggest day of February, because it is a day of recognition of people that are all about self-sacrifice and service to others. The chocolates and flowers also belong to the care givers in our lives. Our community should celebrate the people that do the heavy lifting, providing care for elderly, chronically ill, and mentally ill.
Y’all take a moment and give the caregivers in your life a break, take them lunch, help them, and do something nice for the people that give of themselves. It is the little things that count and matter.
It is so easy for a caregiver to get discouraged when dealing with the complexities of the chronically ill. It is what God calls upon us to do, care for the sick. Hold your head high, caregivers. Caregivers remind me of the people that run into a burning building to save others. They see need and respond.
Caregivers are people that do not have to be asked for assistance or coaxed into rendering caring for others; they step up to the plate and unselfishly render assistance. I have multiple friends caring for a dependent in one way or another.
I also wish a salute an entire industry of caregivers that made the decision to make a career of rendering care. It is job for the strong and loving, not the weak. Thank you.
To my favorite caregiver, Gracie, our family genuinely loves you.