Elizabeth Aquino, her husband, and two of her sons care for Sophie, who was born happy and healthy nearly twenty years ago. Within months of birth, Sophie started having seizures. Elizabeth writes:
Elizabeth’s blog and writings have chronicled these decades of care, that have been “…so quick and been so very, very slow.” She says, “I feel every single day of every single week, month and year.”
Her blog’s title, “A moon, worn as if it had been a shell”, is a line from the W.B. Yeats poem “Adam’s Curse” about the struggle to create beauty.
In June 2013, Caregifted was able to give Elizabeth six days respite in Victoria. Here are her thoughts about the meaning of respite:
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About the Caregiver Blog of the Week Award
The Caregiver Blog of the Week 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.