Life can be complicated and confusing and sometimes just plain hard, but you will survive. Marilyn Larson’s new book, Stories to Encourage Caregivers, talks about all of that and more. It talks about finding a ray of sunshine in the darkness, a glimmer of hope in the gloom, and the peace that only God can provide in the midst of your circumstances.
Growing up I thought my parents were invincible. Surely they would be around forever. Think about it. Even when we are adults ourselves we never really see our parents growing old. In today’s society, with the many medical miracles and treatments, life is so much longer than ever before, long enough for us to witness a significant role reversal in our family dynamics. Suddenly one day bam! It hits us; mom and dad cannot do what they used to. They need significant help. If our parents live long enough the day eventually arrives when the parents become the children and the children take on the role of parents. Sad but true.
Stories to Encourage Caregivers is not just for those caring for aging parents. Marilyn’s words and suggestions will help anyone who finds themselves in the role of a caregiver. Sick child, spouse recovering from an illness, friend who needs someone to walk the road of rehabilitation with them, these are all circumstances that we may one day be faced with. The coping ideas included in this book will provide the tools you need to get you through the tough times.
These true life experiences, written from the depth of a daughter’s heart, demonstrate Marilyn’s strong faith – a faith that got her through the toughest of days. You will laugh, you will cry, you may be provoked to think differently, but one thing is for sure you will see Jesus evidenced in every story Marilyn shares.
So if you feel alone, as if you’ve lost your sanity, if you struggle with worry and exhaustion, if you are on a roller-coaster of anxiety, anger or grief, this book is for you. If you know someone who is caring for a loved one, a professional who spends every day caring for those who cannot care for themselves any longer, this book is for them. As you read the pages and engage in the stories be encouraged. And remember, You Will Survive.
Marilyn Larson lives in Albuquerque, NM with her husband, Bill. She taught fourth grade for thirty years and during that time she learned to teach deep truths in simple ways. She has over two hundred published articles and has written curriculum for both the Presbyterian and Southern Baptist churches. Marilyn has a passion for prayer and has been a prayer warrior for CLASSEMINARS for many years.
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