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Rewards of a Caregiver
By Deborah Ann Tornillo
Saturday, October 17, 2009

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My parents were diagnosed with Alzheimer's and passed away 36 Days Apart of each other. As their Caregiver there were many challenges, but the rewards outweighed the difficult times.


Rewards of a Caregiver
A loving smile from my mother
When she could no longer articulate her words.
Feeling her soft cheek against mine
A memory planted for a lifetime.
Kissing and cradling my mother daily
And, at the end of her life.
Feeling the strength of my father’s hands
Still guiding and protecting me.
Witnessing his strength, courage and faith
Until the end of his life.
My Father’s last words spoken to me
“Don’t make a big deal of it.”
My rewards from his message
Strength, undying hope and faith.
My Mother’s last words spoken to me
“I love you.”
My rewards from her message
Compassion for self and for others.
Deborah Ann Tornillo
Copyright© 2009


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Reviewed by Alan Abrams 1/26/2011
"don't make a big deal of it." what a glimpse into his mind. was it a moment of lucidity, like the sun breaking through the clouds?

thanks for sharing that moment.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/19/2009
enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/18/2009
God bless you, Deborah! Heart touching write; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)

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