A stranger sent a book to my office titled "A Million Tiny
Things, My Experience in Care Giving". The author's name is Renée Norman. Her book made
me truly think about the unsung heroes among us, the family caregivers.
There are women and men that you know and love
who deliver family care everyday because they love someone dearly who needs
them now more than they have ever needed them before. Many times the caregivers
are delivering care at their own financial expense and many times at the expense of their
own peace of mind. They are caregivers
to their elderly parents, their husband, their wife or child whose life may
have been consumed by an unfortunate and untimely disease or affliction.
How do the caregivers keep going? How do the
caregivers receive the care they need while caring for others? Where do they
receive relief and guidance? If you are a family caregiver, you need a hug, a
break, some help, some relief and some guidance and understanding.