I’m at Digital Book World in Nashville this week so this post will be brief.
I’m always amazed at just how universal the experience caregiving is, and how everyone has a story to tell about that experience. It’s so interesting to attend a conference and come into contact with so many people from all walks of life, and when they find out I write about caregiving, they are typically eager to share their own stories.
As Rosalynn Carter to eloquently said, “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”
Just wanted to share this observation for caregivers out there who may be isolated and are feeling alone. You are most definitely not alone. There is a large, passionate, imperfect but striving to do their best tribe of family caregivers out there.
Don’t be afraid to share your caregiving story.
One response to “Everyone has a caregiving story”
So true Joy, and sharing your caregiving story can help others. If anyone who has been or is a caregiver for the aging parents and is interested in sharing their caregiving story on my podcast, please reach out to me directly.