Caregivers need to take time away from the unrelenting demands of caregiving. For the Christian caregiver, daily time with the Lord is a must. We are to find our rest in Him.
Sometimes though, I know it is o.k. to read a good book, watch a wholesome movie or take a nap. We caregivers don't get many opportunities to take a true vacation, and so small periods of respite within the course of each day become important.
I have a collection of books that provide me this kind of respite. Jan Karon's Mitford series, James Herriot's tales of veterinary work in the Yorkshire Hills, and Laura Ingalls Wilders' Little House books are some of my favorites.
I also love to write funny or entertaining stories and share them with others. If you are a caregiver in need of a little bit of light reading, you might enjoy my farm blog. When my teaching job was discontinued by the school district, I chose to take early retirement and spend more time helping my husband on the farm. To say I'm out of practice with such pursuits is an understatement. My friends are enjoying the blog's description of my mishaps! You might too. If you need a little respite today, please accept my gift to you of a funny story or two at Back Home on the Farm.
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