20. Caregiver Strength Understand

Understand

  • Appreciate
  • Know
  • Realize

As a Caregiver, a strength you may reveal – is Understand in the face of the unknown.

Do remember it is also important for you to use understand for you and your needs as a Caregiver.

Understand is often resting in reality

The Caregiver Strength of Understand

Understand is incredible because it will help you to continue, even when you are not getting, the answers you need, to move forward in any direction.

When you are caring and supporting a Loved One,

You may even do superhuman acts, of moving a car of a loved one or

Like getting up in the middle of the night, when you have gotten no sleep at all.

Day after day, month after month, year after year, helping in every way possible.

To Understand is often shown in the face of fear

Caregiver Story of Understand

As a caregiver you understand more then you ever realized about your Loved One.

I didn’t realize how much this was true.

Until, I was taking my Loved One to be with a group of people for a morning.

The Social Worker advised, my Loved One needed to go out and be with other people around the same age, then recommended a group, to get started with.

So in my heart, this felt like a disaster waiting to happen.

He didn’t want to go in the first place.

I didn’t see it was a comfortable place for him either.

It didn’t connect with anything he had ever been involved in.

Yet the words of the Social Worker kept playing in my mind.

He needs to go out…

I went to pick him up, he was so frustrated.

His only words were,

Your not going to take me back there again are you.

I said no.

So began my search for a comfortable place for him.

Remember you have appreciate, know, realize to see this through!

Is Understand a strength of yours?- What else are your Strengths?

This is part of the Top 20 Caregiver Strength Series

Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You are Incredible

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