CAREGIFTED is pleased to announce the Caregiver Blog of the Week Award! This award will recognize the most outstanding, beautiful, uplifting, painful and/or moving story of the week blogged by a caregiver.
Caregivers are the unsung heroes of our world. Caregivers who not only do the more-than-fulltime work of caregiving but also write and share their experiences with the world deserve to be recognized and honored. Each week our team will sift through the caregiving blogosphere and select a winning blogger, blog or blog post to be honored at CAREGIFTED.ORG. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate a Caregiver Blog of the Week.
The CAREGIFTED Caregiver Blog of the Week Award for August 27, 2014 goes to Lyn Jones for the post Heavy Lifting, Heavy Heart on the blog Mothering Kids with Special Needs.
Darolyn “Lyn” Jones, in her own words, doesn’t “… just live this life of being a mother to a special needs child, I study it, and I write it.” During the 11 years she and her husband Jim have spent caring for her severely disabled son, she has written dozens of wonderfully composed and heartfelt works about a life that places so much weight upon her shoulders. Her blog beautifully illustrates the individual commitment that has made her a successful mother, writer, teacher and activist for literacy education, despite— or as she would say, because of—the demands of a life devoted to the care of her son.
Much more or of her work can be found or accessed through her website and blog: http://www.darolynlynjones.com. Here is a window she opened to her life:
“Death has lived with us. He is this constant presence in our home, an unwelcome house guest that never leaves. We walk and talk with him and about him all too often.”
Email us at email@example.com to nominate a Caregiver Blog of the Week!