A Prayer for the Caregiver
by Bruce McIntyre
Unknown and often unnoticed, you are a hero nonetheless.
For your love, sacrificial, is God at his best.
You walk by faith in the darkness of the great unknown,
And your courage, even in weakness, gives life to your beloved.
You hold shaking hands and provide the ultimate care:
Your presence, the knowing, that you are simply there.
You rise to face the giant of disease and despair,
It is your finest hour, though you may be unaware.
You are resilient, amazing, and beauty unexcelled,
You are the caregiver and you have done well!
In Case I Forget
by Lisa J. Schlitt
In case I forget to kiss you goodnight,
Or hold your hand gently in mine,
Just wrap me tightly inside your arms,
And remember the happier times.
In case I forget when glancing at you,
The one, who makes me complete,
Alzheimer’s may have won with my mind,
But my heart it will never defeat.
In case I forget the children we’ve raised,
Or the hundreds of stories I’ve told,
Shed not a tear, “for blessed are we,
Who forget one day we are old.”
In case I forget to tell you how much,
You’re cherished and treasured each day.
My best friend beside me to brighten the path,
And carry me all of the way.
I may greet you someday, with questioning eyes
As a stranger with whom I’ve just met,
Still, I love you my darling with all of my heart,
Remember…….In case I forget.
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