2014-05-07

The Fruits of the Spirit for Family Caregivers

By Angela Holmes 


The Bible gives us renewing scriptures for every situation even in caregiving. 
Galatians 6:9: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

The purpose of this book is to show you that God gave you a fruit basket full of attributes as a Christian caregiver to dementia sufferers. These attributes equip you as a Christian caregiver to endure the worst of days with a sense of knowing that God is with you throughout your day. You can apply one or many of these attributes to any given situation and turn it into a positive.

I'm not sugar-coating caregiving. It's a very stressful and challenging job. Even when I don't feel like seeing the positives in a situation, a quick devotional reading or scripture does lift my mood so I won't be inclined to rip my hair out (or in my case take my wig off).

I've included personal stories that I'm sure you can relate to. I'm not always Susie Sunshine. I'm a real caregiver and I feel your frustration. In each chapter I add a personal story and an accompanying scripture.

I share these comical events in dementia care to let you know you're not alone and if you look closely there's something to smile about at least once a day. I laugh with mom so when I write I'm not making fun of her. I feel sympathy for her condition and she even laughs herself at the things that happen sometimes.

The days can be bad, I know. When you're having one of those dark days, I hope you pick up this book and read it while you take a moment for yourself.  

This book was a wonderful read. The scriptures at the beginning of each chapter were a perfect fit for family caregivers. It was a quick uplifting read and something I needed at this time.I also enjoyed Angela's stories she weaved in to go along with the scriptures. They were funny and touching. Highly recommend it for family caregivers.