Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. - Psalm 23:4
See the woman on the right? That's me. And with me is my husband, Jerry. This picture was taken during my aunt's 80th birthday party.
It wasn't long after my mother-in-law passed away. She lived with us the last few years of her life so that we could care for her. We were still in the grieving process.
It wasn’t the first time we cared for an aging parent. At the height of our caregiving years, we cared for three parents at the same time.
My husband and I didn’t just walk into the role of caregiver. It was a conscious decision we made over ten years ago. We didn’t know what it meant to be a caregiver, and we didn't know how hard it would be. But we have never regretted it.
We've walked through Alzheimer’s Disease, lymphedema, diabetes and many other health issues. The journey has not been easy, but it has been rewarding. When we are in the deep end of life, we find Jesus who is always working on our behalf.