Updated: Jun 7
At one hundred years of age, she rises each day to provide care for her adult son, suffering severely from Alzheimer's.
So often in the past, I would think about the caregiving responsibility I performed for my adult daughter. I did all I could to safeguard and provide the appropriate assistance through every memorable day and night of her life. She depended upon me, her dad and care provider, to be available to give, feed, bathe and dress her.
Now, in my later years, it is evident in my current day that the narrative of a caregiver's life continues to impact parents and grandparents alike in their hearts. Thinking of the remarkable hundred years of age gentlewoman providing care for her son improved my understanding of the greatness and goodness of a Caregiver.
Also, physically suffers from arthritis pain, spinal cord, muscle fiber weakness, and other ailments. Without a doubt, one would be surprised, knowing how overwhelmingly it is to face each day keeping another strong. Yet, here, at one hundred, having her challenges in her twilight year, she begins her day caring for the less fortunate.
Although I am familiar with and provided caregiver responsibilities, it is a clear and profound knowledge of this woman who has already lived a century and demonstrates deep love and purpose. When I thought I had seen it all, I could never measure up to the mighty blessing of this beautiful jewel with a goal in life.
Her comfort is invisible; she daily assists her son's groom with meal prep and household chores. The loss of memory, cognitive dysfunction, conversation engagement, and behavioral support. She is a Wonder Woman.
The forever CAREGIVER purpose in life.
Just When you thought you had seen it all.