This week on Thursday is Valentine’s Day and how can we celebrate this day for a caregiver. Giving them a card is a beautiful way to let them know they are appreciated, and if there is a care giving team, a card for each is such a beautiful gesture.
The act of acknowledgement for a caregiver is more meaningful than a dozen roses or a box of chocolate. Although if that is what we want to do, by all means do that. All joking aside, caregivers want to be acknowledged in little ways most of the time, and not just on Valentine’s Day. Every day they give unselfishly to the person they care for and/or the family of this person.
We are so wrapped up in all the details of having a person requiring a caregiver that sometimes we forget what is right in front of us. We acknowledge the toll taken on our loved one, we are ready to offer a shoulder to rest a weary head on for our loved one and most certainly we are there to hold a hand when times are tuff; how often do we reach out to this person who is taking care of our family and just say ‘Thank you’.
The closer the family member within the family (a mother, father, spouse) the harder it is for us to acknowledge gratitude for this caregiver. We know they are the tree to hold on to, the rope to pull our family member in, the fortress to safeguard them, so let’s take a few minutes to say what we feel. And if we can write that down all the better, because as time wears us thin, they can go back to this note and remember this time of gratitude. www.jacquielawson.com for Valentine’s cards.