praise for caregivers
"She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy." Proverbs 31:20 (NLT)
Today is Mother's Day -- hug your Mom if you can. Celebrate your Mom - here or in heaven. Think of the things your Mom has given to you -- like showing you how to help others and open arms to the needy. AND we can be praying for, and looking forward to, when we can hug again. We can be thankful, especially today, for the special Moms in our lives. We can show them, especially today, how much we appreciate them.
Meanwhile this Scripture verse is in Proverbs 31 and we all think of it as describing a wive. Verses 11 and 23 both refer to husband and verse 28 to her children. I think we can all agree this was a very busy woman as "she watches over the affairs of her household." (v. 27) She is taking care of property, family, leading and guiding so her family has "no fear of winter." (v. 21)
Yes, this is a good description of mothers but I would also like us, today, to think of this in regards to Caregivers. Caregivers are also busy with the "affairs of her household" and with taking care of the care "receiver." There are schedules to coordinate, meals to prepare, and jobs to make sure are completed. In this wonderful age of technology there are also things to be checking on "through" technology (when technology is working!).
Yes, today we celebrate Mom's. It is an excellent day to celebrate Mom's! But I think it is also a good day to celebrate Caregivers. Something to think about.........
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