“All worries are less with wine.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
Oh, the worries have begun and I have poured a glass of wine.
Tomorrow I take little Abby to be spayed. Simple procedure, I know. I know it’s done thousands of times a day. The reality is just thinking about driving to the vet these days gives me palpitations.
My experiences being the care recipient rather than the care giver has certainly opened my eyes.
I understand on a whole new level the concern many of the patients and their families had when they came to the hospital or clinic. It was so routine for me I rarely, if ever, stopped to think about it. In spite of their fear they trusted me with their care or the care of their family member.
I did not fully appreciate that dynamic until very recently.
It is and continues to be a very humbling realization.
I come to you today to ask you to guide those taking care of Abby tomorrow. She is oour young pup full energy, adventure, and the zest for life. She has brought such joy to our home. I am so honored and grateful she is part of our lives.
God, I ask you to bless all caregivers. May they find strength in seeing the good they do and understand how important they are in lives of all who are under their care.
For myself and the other care recipients, I ask you send our angels and guides in close. May they help us understand what it is we need to do in order to care for our loved ones, each other, and ourselves. I ask You, Lord, to be with us as we each face our challenges of the day. Amen.
~Barbara Jo Burton Hibdon, June 25, 2019~
~Peace be with you, my friends.~