“Caregivers, You Are Loved!” from Chaplain J.E. Hulsey

This was posted to an FTD online support group yesterday. It has been posted many places on Facebook but I haven’t been able to find a good link to share. Here’s a message to caregivers from a chaplain.


A share from Chaplain J. E. Hulsey‎ ….
Caregivers, You Are Loved!

To the caregiver hiding in their bathroom, needing peace for just one minute, as the tears roll down their cheeks.

To the caregiver who is so tired they feel likes they can’t function anymore and would do anything to lay down and get the rest they need…

To the caregiver sitting in their car, alone, stuffing food in their face because they don’t want anyone else to see or know they eats that stuff…

To the caregiver crying on the couch after they yelled at their loved one for something little and is now feeling guilty and like they are crap…

To the caregiver that is trying desperately to put those old jeans on because all they really want is to look in the mirror and feel good about themselves…

To the caregiver that doesn’t want to leave the house because life is just too much to handle right now…

To the caregiver that is calling out for pizza again because dinner just didn’t happen the way they wanted it to…

To the caregiver that feels alone, whether in a room by themselves or standing in a crowd…

You are enough.

You are important.

You are worthy.

This is a phase of life for us. This is a really really hard, challenging, crazy phase of life.

In the end it will all be worth it. But for now it’s hard. And it’s hard for so many of us in many different ways. We don’t always talk about it, but it’s hard and it’s not just you. Know you are not alone. Know your are loved.

You are enough.

You are doing your best.

Those loving eyes that look up at you – they think you are perfect. They think you are more than enough.

Those feeble hands that reach out to hold you – they think you are the strongest. They think you can conquer the world.

Those mouths eating the food you gave them – they think that you are the best because their bellies are full.

Those forgetful loving hearts that reach out to touch yours – they don’t want anything more. They just want you to be there for them.

Because you are enough. You are more than enough, caregiver.

You. Are. Amazing.

Thank you for giving, for caring and for loving!