Monday, November 3, 2008

Mission 4 Monday

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships, and different life stages, to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers. They are committed to improving the overall quality of life of caregiving families, and minimizing the disparities between family caregivers and non-caregivers. This month is National Family Caregivers Awareness Month. This is something very dear to my heart. I was my mommas caregiver until her death in April 2006. I truly understand all that being a caregiver entails. It can affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally. You give freely of yourself, totally. In my case, it was as if the roles had been reversed. I had become the mother to my momma. If you are a caregiver, please know that I appreciate all you are doing everyday to help someone else, and all that you are giving up, to be there for them. But, more importantly, God loves you, and appreciates you deeply. If you are not a caregiver, but know someone that is, please acknowledge their efforts. If you can, reach out to them, offer some assistance. Caregivers deserve our respect, and appreciation.


Nancie said...

Thank you for sharing this great mission with us. I am my mum's main caregiver now and I am thankful to God for giving me strength and joy to serve Him in this way :)

Btw, thanks for your every encouragement and for participating in my First Give-away. I really appreciate your feedback and that of so many others. Sorry for this long delay. I am trying to post the bookmarks out in batches :)

I like to post some bookmarks to you. Please email your home address to my email at:

Hope to hear from you! Take care and God bless!

luvmy4sons said...

There are many ministers of God's love and grace who work silently without any recognition or praise; and I wonder if they feel forgotten. Thank you for devoting a post to these angels.

Mary said...


I appreciate your sharing this awesome post. My hat is off to all people who care for those who can't care for themselves. This is an awesome tribute to caregivers.


Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...Thank you so much for showing us the heart of a caregiver! Bless you for sharing the fact that it's National Family Caregivers Association month and
WOW 50 million Americans...means that there are alot of people for God to heal & touch & bless! This is where true LOVE comes into play. You are so right how roles were reversed & many are in that position now (baby boomers). But
through God's grace & power may each one be enables to fulfill this great mission of CARE for many loved ones! They need to be shown appreciation & compassion! Thank you for making us aware & sharing your mission with Mission4Monday!
But mostly thank you for loving & caring for your momma & all it took from you to do that in LOVE! God has such a BIG Smile when He looks at you & oh, how He loves you(& me)