This is a very special subject to me.
First let me say my two dear patients are now in the hands of God. Ms. Mattie 86 a stroke patient I have been caring for now for over three months, found her way to God's care late Thursday evening.
This family has been so kind and sweet the whole time yet so unable to care for this dear lady. With medicare cuts and social security cuts, there was no money for hospital care and nursing homes were out of the question.
People come to me all the time asking how much I charge to help? My answer is always the same. I am a Caretaker for God's Children; all I need is plenty of prayers,love and hugs, and the majority of those must be paid to my patient.
Now this morning at 7:30 the Lord came and took Ms. Betty 46, my cancer patient Home. Betty leaves behind a loving husband and two beautiful daughters. The cancer once again almost drained this family of their savings but not of their love and faith of God.
Being a Caretaker my job is not done when the Lord takes them Home. I continue my work to assure the family is at peace with what is happening around them. I am usually the last one to leave, after cleaning and washing my patient, this saves the family much needed money at the funeral home. As in both these ladies I followed through and did the hair and makeup for the funeral. I help the families in getting the proper clothes.. Some people say WOW...how can you do that...well I have done it for them many times while they are here, why not one last time?
The point I am trying to make is; I AM A CARETAKER.....NOT A GIVER.... I TAKE CARE OF MY PATIENTS all the way through. I take what God has given me and use it to the fullest of my ability.
I know I am gone from Spark and my teams for unaccountable amounts of time. I believe Spark will survive without me and if someone needs me I believe someone will call me. I also feel in my heart my critical patients that God has placed in my care need me more.
Right now the only one I have is Granddaddy. He is on the poor list. Not feeling to good. Really having to watch him.
Other than that I do have a big ray of sunlight in my life...Phillip....He is doing fantastic. He just went up for his Yellow belt in Karate today. He is doing great in school A-B Honor roll.
I am still spreading the word on Asperger's Syndrone every chance I get. Usually speaking once or twice a month.
As for me...well, of course with all the late nights and early mornings, no sleep, not eating right,no exercise,my weight is back up. Can't complain. This too will pass.
What is a Caretaker? A person sent by God to take care of His Special patients,when no one else will do.